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Johnson Votes to Repeal Medical Device Tax

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Location: Marietta, OH

Today, the House of Representatives passed the Medical Innovation Act of 2012. This important legislation would repeal a provision in the controversial Obamacare law that imposes a 2.3% tax on medical device manufacturers beginning next year.

Upon passage, Bill Johnson said, "I encourage the Senate to pass this legislation and the President to sign it. If this Obamacare tax is not repealed, medical device manufacturers will be faced with the decision of whether to cut research and development, reduce the workforce or pass the higher costs on to patients. None of these solutions will improve patient care."

This vote marks the 30th time the House of Representatives has voted to repeal all or part of Obamacare. The ultimate fate of Obamacare is in the hands of the U.S. Supreme Court.

"Though this tax would be on the manufacturers, costs will inevitably be passed on to senior citizens." Johnson's Campaign Manager, Rachel Jacobs said. "If Congressman Charlie Wilson is committed to fighting for seniors in Washington, he needs to come out against this tax and apologize for his prominent role in passing Obamacare. Even liberal Senator Al Franken (D-MN) supports repealing this tax -- in spite of President Obama's threat to veto it. Voters deserve to know if Congressman Charlie Wilson is going to stand with Barack Obama again or stand with Ohioans."

The website www.SaySorryCharlie.com allows voters to track just how long it has been since Congressman Wilson was asked to apologize for being one of the foremost advocates of, and voting for, Obamacare. It has been more than 75 days since citizens from Eastern and Southeastern Ohio asked Congressman Wilson to apologize and over two years since Wilson's vote to pass the notorious legislation.


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