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MDMA Statement on Senate Introduction of Legislation to Repeal the Medical Device Tax

Thursday, March 7, 2019  
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MDMA Statement on Senate Introduction of Legislation to Repeal the Medical Device Tax


WASHINGTON, DC – Mark Leahey, President and CEO of the Medical Device Manufacturers Association (MDMA), issued the following statement today regarding introduction in the Senate of the “Protect Medical Innovation Act of 2019” which would fully and permanently repeal the medical device tax:

“When the medical device tax was in place, billions of dollars were sent to the I.R.S. instead of being invested in the next generation of cures and therapies for patients.  We simply cannot allow this to happen again, and today’s introduction of the ‘Protect Medical Innovation Act’ shows that a broad, bipartisan coalition in the Senate agrees.

“MDMA thanks Senators Toomey and Klobuchar and all the original cosponsors for their ongoing leadership on this crucial issue for medical innovation and patient care, and we remain committed to working with them and all of the stakeholders who recognize how destructive the medical device tax is.”

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