House Committee Votes to End Certain Taxes in Health Care Reform Law

The House Ways and Means Committee voted to eliminate a 2.3 percent tax on medical devices, and to end a ban on the use of pretax flexible spending accounts to buy non-prescription medicines. These measures were included in the Affordable Care Act to help pay for the cost of expanding health insurance.  The House of Representatives will likely vote on the measures in the near future, though the provisions are not expected to advance in the Senate.

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