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Device Tax

Stephen Ubl to Step Down from AdvaMed to Join PhRMA BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, OCTOBER 7, 2015

Stephen Ubl, the current President & CEO of the Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed), the leading lobbyist/trade group for the medical device industry, will step down from his post at AdvaMed (effective October 15th) to join the Pharmaceutical Research &... more

House Passes Legislation that Both Repeals and Refunds the 2.3% Device Excise Tax BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, SEPTEMBER 29, 2014

In the last action till after the mid-term elections in November, the U.S. House of Representatives voted in favor of legislation that repeals the 2.3% medical device excise tax, demonstrating that the campaign to rescind the device tax continues in... more

New Legislation Seeking Medtech Tax Repeal BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, MARCH 6, 2014

House Representative and Chairman of the House Committee on Ways & Means, Dave Camp (R-MI), introduced a new comprehensive tax reform package to Congress last week (a comprehensive overhaul of the United States' tax laws has not occurred since 1986).... more

Advancement in Negotiations Regarding a Repeal of the Medical Device Tax BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, OCTOBER 10, 2013

In recent weeks, House Republicans have made the repeal of the 2.3% medical device excise tax a prime focus in their larger opposition towards President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act (ACA). They are seeking repeal or at least a delay... more

Further Development on Medtech Tax Repeal BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, AUGUST 6, 2013

The Protect Medical Innovation Act of 2013, co-sponsored by House Representatives Erik Paulsen (R-MN) and Ron Kind (D-WI), has accumulated 259 signatures in the 435-seat U.S. House of Representatives, according to the Library of Congress' THOMAS database. The Bi-partisan bill,... more

Progress on Medtech Tax Repeal BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, APRIL 12, 2013

House Representative Erik Paulsen (R-MN) issued a statement regarding his Protect Medical Innovation Act seeking to repeal the Affordable Care Act's 2.3% medical device excise tax, has gained its 218th cosponsor in the House, giving the bill enough support to... more

Senate Votes in Favor of Repealing 2.3% Medical Device Excise Tax BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, MARCH 22, 2013

Legislation seeking to repeal the Affordable Care Act's 2.3% medical device excise tax received overwhelming support late last night in Congress. The Senate voted 79-20 in favor of revoking the 2.3% excise tax on medical device companies' device sales. Thirty-three... more

Congressman Dan Maffei Introduces New Legislation Repealing the 2.3% Medical Device Excise Tax BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, MARCH 22, 2013

House Representative Dan Maffei (D-NY) introduced new legislation to Congress seeking to retract the Affordable Care Act's 2.3% medical device excise tax in its entirety. Congressman Maffei’s proposed bill named, “The Medical Device Tax Elimination Act”, completely repeals the excise... more

Senators Urge for Delay of Medical Device Tax as Repeal Efforts Persist BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, DECEMBER 13, 2012

Senators Amy Klobuchar (D - Minnesota) and Kay Hagan (D - North Carolina) have authored a letter, signed by 16 additional current and elected senators, asking Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, for support in delaying the start date of the... more

Medical Device Tax Repeal Gaining Momentum BY ANDREW VAHRADIAN, OCTOBER 9, 2012

During the 2012 AdvaMed conference in Boston last week, the medical device industry expressed its optimism that there are enough votes in the U.S. Senate to a repeal the 2.3% medical device tax scheduled to go into effect January 2013.... more

Device Tax Repeal Expected to Stall in Senate BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, JUNE 11, 2012

The House voted to pass device tax repeal legislation last week, but companion legislation is not expected to pass the Senate, and President Obama has threatened a veto if the bill reaches his desk. more

Study: Device Tax Could Threaten Jobs, Innovation BY LAUREN UZDIENSKI, SEPTEMBER 13, 2011

A new study evaluating the 2.3% device industry excise tax quantifies some of the potential harm the tax may cause. Mandated by the Affordable Care Act, the tax is scheduled to go into effect in 2013. more

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