Pass It, So You Can Find Out What's In It
oohhhrarely has Mrs Pelosi given us something that so adequately summed up a major piece of legislation.
There are millions of Americans who want to see Obamacare repealed, and with good reason. But it’s a rare day indeed when a Democratic candidate for the U.S. Senate (and former adviser to President Obama) calls for part of the president’s health care law to be eliminated.
But that’s just what happened when Elizabeth Warren, who is campaigning in Massachusetts against incumbent Senator Scott Brown (R), authored an op-ed that calls for the repeal of Obamacare’s medical device tax. Under the law, Obamacare imposes a 2.3 percent excise tax on medical device manufacturers, beginning in 2013. The cost of the new tax–$20 billion from 2013 to 2019–will be passed down to consumers, who will ultimately pay the price through higher medical costs and premiums....
"Innovation starts with a creative spark—but that spark turns into a great invention only if the right conditions are in place. Steady financing and a smart, highly skilled team are critical. The government also plays a critical role in speeding – or slowing – the pace of innovation. Three changes in government policy are essential: a more efficient regulatory system at the FDA, repeal of the medical device tax, and an increased national commitment to research and education."
I'm thinking this helps in the 2012 Campaign cycle as well. "Mr President, even major members of your own party thinks that your healthcare legislation kills jobs, and that portions are too unwieldy and expensive to ever be put into play."