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

Wednesday, April 10, 2019  
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MDMA Statement on House Introduction of Legislation to Repeal the Medical Device Tax

 

WASHINGTON, DC – Paul LaViolette, Executive Chairman of CardioFocus and Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Medical Device Manufacturers Association (MDMA), issued the following statement today regarding introduction of H.R. 2207, the “Protect Medical Innovation Act of 2019, in the House of Representatives to fully and permanently repeal the medical device tax:

“MDMA thanks Congressman Kind and Congresswoman Walorski for building a broad bipartisan coalition of 227 original cosponsors who are committed to repealing the medical device tax.  The harm this policy caused when it was in place is well known, and we cannot allow the device tax to divert one more dollar away from research and development into the cures and therapies of tomorrow or to destroy one more job.

“MDMA continues the tireless work we began in 2009 with the numerous stakeholders who recognize how important it is that the United States leads the world in medical technology innovation, and repealing the medical device tax is a critical part of achieving this common goal.”

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