Today, the Joint Committee on Taxation (JCT) released a report (JCX-88-15) estimating that legislation (H.R. 160) to repeal the excise tax on medical devices would add approximately $24.4 billion to the federal budget deficit over 10 years, about $2 billion less over a 10-year period than previously anticipated.  The change relates to an amendment to the bill which would “change[] the effective date of [H.R. 160] such that the medical tax repeal applies to sales in calendar quarters beginning after the date of enactment.”