Health-Care Bill Failure Triggers Renewed Search For Device Tax Repeal Option
The early morning failure of a "skinny repeal" health care bill on July 28 caused by the defection of Republican Sens. John McCain, Lisa Murkowski and Susan Collins was also a setback for device lobbyists, as the bill contained an extended delay of the device tax until Dec. 31, 2020. But with the Obamacare repeal effort over for now, there may be quicker action on another top industry priority –passage of FDA user-fee reauthorization.
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