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H.R. 160: Protect Medical Innovation Act of 2015

Jun 18, 2015 at 12:33 p.m. ET. On Passage of the Bill in the House.

This was a vote to pass H.R. 160 (114th) in the House.

The Protect Medical Innovation Act would repeal the tax on medical devices created by the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The medical device excise tax is payed by medical manufacturers. The revenue generated from the tax is used to fund the ACA. Bill sponsor Rep. Erik Paulsen (R-MN3) issued a press release on the bill, in which he criticized the tax for making production more difficult for medical manufacturers. Proponents of the bill have argued since the ACA has caused an increased demand for health insurance, it has also caused an increased demand for medical devices, which benefits manufacturers enough to offset the tax. The bill has 241 Republican and 41 Democratic cosponsors. It passed the House on June 18.

Totals

All Votes R D
Yea 67%
 
 
280
234
 
46
 
Nay 33%
 
 
140
0
 
140
 
Not Voting
 
 
13
11
 
2
 

Passed. Simple Majority Required. Source: house.gov.

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