Here is an article from NBC on the Democrat effort to avoid the medical device tax. What is interesting is that the Democrats try to claim that they didn’t know the details of this tax until just recently. BS, we all knew about the medical device tax and we also know that the so-called death panels put limits on who will get the devices and which devices they will get. No hip transplants for some seniors and if a cheaper device works almost as good, it is good enough.
You got that right. Just don’t buy into anything any of them both sides say.
From the Wall Street Journal, October 26, 2009: Medical Device Lobby Wins Lower Fee in House Bill
House lawmakers will propose a $20 billion fee on medical device makers, while Senate leaders have whittled down their plans to tax the industry to pay for the health overhaul.
The Senate bill assembled by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D., Nev.) is expected to levy a fee of between $15 billion and $20 billion over a decade on device makers, according to an individual familiar with the plan. The plan passed by the Senate Finance Committee earlier this month called for a $40 billion tax over that time, based on the companies' market share. Details were still being worked out Monday.
So who is on the Senate Finance Committee that passed this bill?
Yeah, sure they didn't know the details.