By John McDevitt

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A rally was staged today outside 30th Street Station, in West Philadelphia, calling on elected officials in Washington, DC to repeal the 2.3-percent tax on medical devices instituted by the Affordable Care Act.

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Among the Republican US congressmen on stage in support of the repeal of that component of Obamacare was Rep. Patrick Meehan (R-Pa.).

“We’ve got to stop it!” he said.  “We appreciate your support.  Let’s cut the tax.”

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He was joined by fellow Pennsylvania GOP congressmen Charlie Dent and Ryan Costello.

The rally was organized by Pennsylvania Bio,  a statewide trade association representing the life sciences industry.

The organization’s president and CEO says the tax is a job-killing, innovation-stifling mistake by Congress and President Obama, and they want a recall of that piece of the Affordable Care Act.

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