With Republican Senate, many eye a device-tax repeal

November 8, 2014 2:33 AM

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With Republican Senate, many eye a device-tax repeal

Tuesday’s Republican victories in Washington inspired strong optimism among medical device companies in Minnesota and nationwide for a repeal of the 2.3 percent sales tax on their products.

Speaking to reporters Wednesday, incoming Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., singled out the medical device tax as one of two deeply unpopular provisions of the Affordable Care Act that would be immediate targets for the new GOP-controlled Senate, along with the mandate for individuals t...

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