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MDMA Statement on IRS’ Final Rule on the Medical Device Excise Tax

Wednesday, December 5, 2012  
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WASHINGTON, DC – Mark Leahey, President and CEO of the Medical Device Manufacturers Association (MDMA), issued the following statement today regarding the Internal Revenue Service’s final rule for implementation of the 2.3% medical device excise tax:

"This final rule does nothing to prevent the loss of jobs and innovation that has already occurred as a result of the medical device tax, and will unfortunately continue if we do not repeal this bad policy. There is growing bipartisan support in Congress to repeal the medical device tax, and MDMA remains committed to working with elected officials to fix a policy that was a bad idea when it passed, and is proving to be more harmful than imagined to our economy and patient care as it gets closer to implementation.”

To read a copy of the final rule, click here.