df02cfd7d1ef25034a0f6a7067000d85_s640x495A new survey says Obamacare’s tax on medical device manufacturers forced companies to lay off or avoid hiring 33,000 workers last year — adding another arrow to the GOP’s quiver as Republicans aim to portray the health care law as a job-killing program. The report from the Advanced Medical Technology Association, or AdvaMed, underscored the latest line of attack against President Obama’s signature law, as Republicans also trumpet the potential harm of the law’s insurance rules on employers and a new report suggests government-subsidized health plans will prompt more than 2 million people to work less or leave the workforce. The AdvaMed report said companies cut about 14,000 workers and decided not to hire about 19,000 workers because of the tax, which took effect in 2013. According to the report, Obamacare’s 2.3 percent excise tax on gross revenues prompted three-quarters of respondents to defer or cancel capital projects, trim investment in start-ups and reduce or defer raises for their employees. More