With medical industry trade groups and many House and Senate members lined up on one side determined to repeal the medical device tax, the other side may have the final ace: a veto threat by President Obama.
Not so fast, say opponents of the tax. They believe they have enough votes from Democrats to override any veto. Already in the House of Representatives, a June vote fell just one shy of the 281 needed to brushback any Obama veto. It’s worth noting that 12 Republicans were absent on the day of that vote. Most, if not all, would certainly support killing the device tax. The House, at least on an initial vote, appears to be a lock for those who want the tax gone.