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Washington Watch: What Lies Ahead

Washington Watch: What Lies Ahead

This piece was originally published in the February 2017 issue of electroindustry. Kyle Pitsor, Vice President, Government Relations, NEMA With the inauguration of Donald J. Trump as the 45th President of the United States last month, the new administration and a Republican-controlled Congress began work on a number of key issues relevant to the electroindustry. Tax reform, repeal of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), and infrastructure investment are three priorities Read more […]

Election 2016: What Lies Ahead

Election 2016: What Lies Ahead

This piece was originally published in the December 2016 issue of electroindustry. Kyle Pitsor, Vice President of Government Relations, NEMA Next month, a Republican majority Senate and House of Representatives will convene, and Donald Trump will be sworn in as the 45th president of the United States. With the shift in control to the GOP, what are some major themes we expect for next year? A major rewrite of the tax code that addresses business and individual tax rates is now…

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Medical Device Tax Repeal: Good for Patients and Good for the Economy

Medical Device Tax Repeal: Good for Patients and Good for the Economy

This piece was originally published in the November 2016 issue of electroindustry. Andy Dhokai, MPPA, Director, Federal Relations, MITA As congressional action ceased as a prelude to national and local elections, MITA continued to make the case for full repeal of the 2.3 percent excise tax on the sale of medical devices enacted as part of the Affordable Care Act. We are using the first year of a two-year suspension of the tax, passed in December 2015, to show members of…

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Repeal the Medical Device Tax

Repeal the Medical Device Tax

Encourage Medical Innovation, Save Lives, and Fuel the U.S. Economy This piece was originally published in the November 2016 issue of electroindustry. Congressman Erik Paulsen (R-MN) Investing in medical innovation is essential to ensuring the health and prosperity of our nation and affords the opportunity to export American ingenuity. Unfortunately, manufacturers’ ability to make such investments was threatened by a provision of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) that placed a 2.3 percent Read more […]

Medical Imaging to Control Costs, Improve Quality, Achieve Superior Patient Outcomes

Medical Imaging to Control Costs, Improve Quality, Achieve Superior Patient Outcomes

This piece was originally published in the June 2016 issue of ei, the magazine of the electroindustry.  Ernesto A. Cerdena, PHDc, RT, CRA, FAHRA, Director of Diagnostic Imaging/Radiology Services, Waterbury Hospital In the era of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), sustainable and thriving healthcare operations are paramount. Effective healthcare operations require diagnostic medical imaging to play a major role in controlling cost, improving quality, and achieving superior patient outcomes. From Read more […]