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Congressman Scott Peters

Representing the 52nd District of California

Peters Hails House Vote to Repeal Medical Device Tax

Jun 18, 2015
In The News

Rep. Scott Peters hailed a House vote Thursday to replace Obamacare’s tax on medical devices, a levy which has hurt San Diego’s growing medical technology sector.

The House voted 280-140 to repeal the tax. All members of the San Diego delegation voted for repeal, which was co-sponsored by Peters.

The measure now moves to the Senate where a bipartisan majority supports the repeal effort.

The two-year-old tax was designed to help pay for the Affordable Care Act. It is imposed on complex equipment like artificial hearts and X-ray machines, but not items used by individuals.

Peters and representatives of the medical device industry will hold a press conference in San Diego on Friday to urge the Senate to support the repeal

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