The Star Tribune published (October 15, 2013) the editorial submitted by Elaine Duncan in response to a previous op-ed concerning the medical device excise tax.  This counterpoint editorial took exception to cynicism towards the bipartisan support to the repeal of the tax and clarified that the tax was not just a tax on medical device companies but in reality a tax on recipients of medical devices.  Here is Elaine’s editorial and the link to the referenced pro-tax article  .  The blogs on this site certainly support Elaine’s observation that the justification for the tax as a punishment to medical device companies underlies much of the rancor against repealing the tax.  Please continue to write your Congressman and support the repeal of the medical device tax when it comes up again later this year.