16 Nov '12, 3pm

Medical device tax under fire in Washington

SAN JOSE, Calif. – Medical electronics companies are putting on a big push to get U.S. lawmakers to repeal a proposed tax on medical devices built into last year’s health care reform law. More than 50 industry executives will participate in a lobbying campaign on Capitol Hill Thursday (Nov. 15). In a related effort, 805 people and organizations signed a letter to U.S. senators asking them to repeal the tax that starts in January and could cost up to $30 billion a year The letter said the tax “will adversely impact patient care and innovation, and will substantially increase the costs of health care. It will continue to force affected companies to consider cutting manufacturing operations, research and development, and employment levels to recoup the lost earnings,” it said. “At a time when elected officials are looking for more manufacturing jobs based in innovative indust...

Full article: http://www.eetimes.com/electronics-news/4401462/Medical-d...

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