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Congress and President Obama could be facing a showdown over the medical device tax that was part of the Affordable Care Act. The tax places a 2.3-percent excise levy on the sale of certain manufactured or imported medical devices. Proponents say the tax acts as a kind of payback from an industry that is benefiting from Obamacare, and repealing it will increase the federal deficit. Opponents argue that it will hurt innovation in an industry that thrives on it, an industry that's also increasingly important to the Massachusetts economy. The House last week voted 280-140 for repeal, one vote shy of a veto-proof majority. The president said he would veto any repeal of the tax. Where do you stand? Please vote and comment.
Should the federal government repeal the 2.3-percent medical device tax?
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