Taking aim at med device tax

  • Article by: JIM SPENCER and KEVIN DIAZ , Star Tribune staff writers
  • Updated: May 30, 2012 - 9:11 PM

Rep. Erik Paulsen is leading the fight to repeal it. Sens. Franken and Klobuchar also oppose it, but chances in Senate are uncertain.

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turgidMay. 31, 12 8:07 AM

The device manufactures make an enormous amount of money off the US health care industry - they can and should take a hit to help pay for the uninsured.

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whallingMay. 31, 12 8:48 AM

Go Klobuchar and Franken. Vote down the tax. Klobuchar voted for Obamacare and Franken would have if he had been in the Senate at the time. No need to find offsetting taxes to impose, just have America borrow more from the Chinese. You two have no concern for the level of our national debt or our enormous deficits. This is the height of hypocracy - vote for Obamacare to support Obama but now oppose Obamacare to pander to your constituency. We are not stupid, we do see through this ploy of yours.

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zztopfanMay. 31, 12 8:54 AM

I thought I heard that Obama was not going to raise taxes on the poor and middle class. Who does he think pays this? It gets tacked on to the bill in one way or another.

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zztopfanMay. 31, 12 8:56 AM

"the device manufactures make an enormous amount of money off the US health care industry - they can and should take a hit to help pay for the uninsured". You have any idea how much it costs to bring a new device to market? Many years and a billion or more is not unheard of. The industry is going to increase product cost to pay this tax which means you and I will pay for it if we need it. It is difficult to understand how naive people are.

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