What medical devices are taxed under Obamacare?

The fight continues over Obamacare.  One of the many elements that the parties cannot agree upon is the excise tax on medical devices.  There is some confusion as to what a medical device is and who will be paying this tax.  For example, bandages and tongue depressors are considered medical devices and will be taxed if sold to a hospital or other medical provider.  However, the average consumer purchasing those items for personal use at a store would not pay the tax.  There are also exemptions for some devices such as eyeglasses and contacts.

For more examples read, “Medical Devices: What’s Taxed, What Isn’t.”