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How the Medical Device Tax Became a Top Republican Repeal Target

Cara Kitagawa-Sellers

At the start of the shutdown, Republicans had 2 demands: a 1 year delay on Obamacare and a repeal of the Medical Device Tax. I understood why Republicans were asking for a delay on the start of Obamacare but found the demand to repeal the Medical Device Tax puzzling. This article explains the tax, why it exists, and why Republicans want it gone. A worthwhile read if you are as confused as I was.

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