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January 19, 2018

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  • House passes 2-year medical device tax moratorium
  • Breaking News
    House passes 2-year medical device tax moratorium
    Thank you to the 500+ of you who downloaded our podcast on the medical device tax and for taking action to help us get the tax pushed out another 2 years! Last night the House voted to pass a short-term spending bill that would fund the government through February 16, 2018. The bill passed 230-197 with 11 Republicans opposed and six Democrats in favor. In addition to government funding, the Continuing Resolution (CR) included:
    -- A two-year moratorium (2018 and 2019) on the 2.3% excise tax on medical devices
    -- Funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) for six years
    -- A two-year delay of the “Cadillac” tax
    -- A one-year moratorium on the health insurer tax
    The CR now goes to the Senate where Democrats claim that have enough votes to filibuster the bill, making the potential for a government shutdown entirely plausible.
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