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  •  The tax isn't that great policy (1+ / 0-)
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    it'd just be passed on to patients in the form of higher premiums, so I'm not sure it is all that consistent with the goals of the ACA, nor is there a good reason to incentivize doctors to prefer non-devices (drugs, therapy) to devices when they compete.  

    I think it's important that they be in separate bills, though.  Passing the clean CR and DL should be a precondition for the Senate holding a vote on the device tax, and since the Republicans are now proposing a $3 billion annual increase in the deficit or so, they have to come up with offsets from their priorities.  

    Difficult, difficult, lemon difficult.

    by Loge on Tue Oct 15, 2013 at 07:52:04 AM PDT

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