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MDMA Statement on the Fiscal Cliff and the Medical Device Tax

Wednesday, January 2, 2013   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Porter Byers
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WASHINGTON, DC – Mark Leahey, President and CEO of the Medical Device Manufacturers Association (MDMA), issued the following statement regarding the fiscal cliff deal and the failure to repeal the medical device tax:

"While MDMA is disappointed that a deal was not reached to repeal the medical device tax, we are heartened by the bipartisan and growing support in both the House and Senate to end this policy. There is wide recognition that the device tax has already led to job losses and that it is impacting patient care, and this will continue if Congress doesn’t act quickly in 2013.

"MDMA and our members remain committed to repealing the medical device tax so the United States can continue to lead the world in medical innovation, but the real world impact of this job-destroying policy is unfortunately already being felt across the country.”