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MITA Pushes for Medical Device Tax Repeal

MITA Pushes for Medical Device Tax Repeal

This piece was originally published in the March 2017 issue of electroindustry. Andy Dhokai, MPPA, Director of Federal Relations, MITA Of all the issues discussed during the 2016 election, perhaps nothing stirred up more passion than the future of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). President Trump made its repeal a centerpiece of his campaign and stated his preference for a repeal-and-replace bill earlier this year. Congressional leaders eager to scrap the ACA indicated that the law’s taxes, Read more […]

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 […]