More from the article:A 2.3% tax on medical-device sales, not profits, was imposed under the theory that sales to medical-device companies would surge after patients newly insured by the Affordable Care Act poured into the system. What the industry lost in margins, it was supposed to make up in greater volume.That calculation ignored the fact that the vast majority of medical-device consumers already are covered by Medicare, Medicaid or private insurance. So there will be little or no increase in sales volume to offset the added cost of $30 billion — according to the Congressional Budget Office — to the industry. This tax comes straight out of a company's bottom line. Because many devices are sold to hospitals, physicians and other providers through multiyear contracts, the prices are already locked in, so the tax cannot be passed on to the buyer.__________________So the medical device industry faces a $30 billion haircut. But it's big corporations, so they deserve it. Right?If Obama were deliberately trying to increase unemployment and worsen the health care system, what would he be doing differently? Exactly.--fleg
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