MDMA Applauds Bills to Repeal Medical Device Tax

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Mark Leahey, president and CEO of the Medical Device Manufacturers Association, has applauded bills to repeal the medical device tax, according to an MDMA release.

Mr. Leahey issued the following statement:

"We applaud Senator Orrin Hatch and Congressman Erik Paulsen for their leadership and recognition of just how critical the medical technology industry is to the economic engine in America, and we urge Republicans and Democrats to come together to repeal the 'innovation tax' on medical devices.

The United States is the global leader in medical technology and innovation, and the repeal of such an onerous tax will help us maintain our position. It is crucial that we support entrepreneurs and engineers who continue to create quality jobs and physicians who focus on improving the quality of life for patients, especially in an increasingly competitive global marketplace.  

When our nation's job-creators face a future with additional taxes and an unpredictable regulatory environment, growth and innovation are stifled. Instead, we need policies that provide incentives for hiring employees and investments in research and innovation."

According to its release, the MDMA has consistently been opposed to the device tax and continues to work with members of Congress to work on a full repeal of the tax.

Read the MDMA release on the medical device tax.

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