A controversial tax on medical device sales under the Affordable Care Act could be suspended again rather than disappear permanently under new legislation emerging in the Republican-led Congress.
The 2.3% tax on medical device sales that is part of the ACA has already been on a temporary hiatus since the beginning of 2016. That suspension is scheduled to expire at the end of the month.
But new legislation emerging in the U.S. House of Representatives would put the medical device tax on another hiatus. Reps Erik Paulsen (R-Minnesota) and Jackie Walorski (R-Indiana) said the proposed legislation would suspend the medical device tax for another five years under a new bill introduced Tuesday.