This post was also written by Ruth N. Holzman and Angelo Ciavarella.
A vote on legislation to repeal the ACA’s medical device excise tax could come in June, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor announced today. The ACA imposes a 2.3% excise tax on the sale price of medical devices sold by the manufacturer, producer, or importer of the device after December 31, 2012. Citing the negative impact of this “draconian tax” on jobs in the medical device industry, Cantor plans a vote on H.R. 436, which would repeal the medical device tax, as early as the week of June 4, 2012. The bill would then await Senate action.