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The house of representatives on Tuesday voted for the repeal of the controversial medical device tax created by the former President Barack Obama, the 2010 health care law.
“The house just voted to repeal Obamacare Medical device tax,” speaker of the house of representatives Paul Ryan tweeted. “This bipartisan legislation, the health care is more affordable and ensure Americans have save access to the most innovative life and life-improving medical technology.”
Good news→ The house just voted to repeal Obamacare taxes Medical device. This bipartisan legislation is the health care more affordable and ensure Americans have save access to the most innovative life and life-improving medical technology.
— Paul Ryan (@Speaker Ryan) 24. July 2018
The measure passed 283-132. The Senate would need to pass before it could be signed into law by President Trump, who supports a repeal.
The medical device tax was designed to help pay for the health care overhaul, which extended coverage to millions of people. It is imposed on devices such as artificial hearts, and X-ray machines, but not items used by individuals, such as glasses.
It went into effect in 2013, but the Congress had temporarily suspended until 2020.
The opponents of the repeal effort say taxes, which the law imposed on many sectors of the healthcare industry were outweighed by the additional customers created by the law.
Supporters of the repeal-including Democrats from States in which the devices — are prepared to say that the tax increases firm costs, and stifles innovation.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
Alex Pappas is a political reporter at FoxNews.com. Follow him on Twitter at @Alex Pappas.