You?ve probably never heard of H.R. 436, the Protect Medical Innovation Act of 2011. The bill was proposed by Rep. Erik Paulsen (R-MN) just a few months after the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (more commonly called ?the health care reform bill? or alternatively, ?Obamacare?) was slated to take effect.

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    The 2.3 percent excise ... in an earlier vote. A symbolic vote by the Senate in March to repeal the tax passed 79-20, with 33 Democrats favoring repeal. The arguments against the medical devices tax are weak. The $130 billion medical device industry ...
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