NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The US House of Representatives yesterday passed a bill to repeal a tax on the sale of medical devices that is set to take effect in 2013 under the Affordable Care Act.

The bill would repeal the 2.3 percent excise tax on sales from medical device manufacturers and importers, which is intended to bring in revenue to pay for the health insurance reform.

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