ANALYSIS: Big players bear the brunt of medical device tax

March 23, 2010 by Brad Perriello

The 10 largest medical device makers would have generated 86 percent of the $1.87 billion in excise taxes last year, had the healthcare reform law been in effect.


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President Barack Obama signed the landmark healthcare reform bill into law March 23, initiating a monumental series of changes to the way healthcare is delivered and paid for in the U.S.

Not least among those changes, at least from the perspective of medical device makers, is the 2.3 percent excise tax on revenues contained in the law.

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