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Repeal of medical devices tax unlikely in Massachusetts

Boston Globe, April 5, 2010

Massachusetts' most prominent elected officials are paying a lot of attention to the multibillion dollar tax on medical devices included as part of the federal healthcare overhaul, but it may be tough for them to deliver on their vows to repeal or reduce the levy, the Boston Globe reports. Supporters of the overhaul say the tax is justified because medical device firms will benefit as more people become insured and seek medical care.