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Report: Medical device tax credit bill moves ahead in Minnesota

February 12, 2015 by Brad Perriello

A Minnesota House committee reportedly approves a bill to expend a tax credit to medical device companies to cover the 2.3% sales levy that's part of Obamacare.

Report: Medical device tax credit bill moves ahead in Minnesota

A bill that would extend a credit to medical device companies in Minnesota to cover the medical device tax reportedly passed a North Star State House committee yesterday.

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Medical device tax: What we talk about when we talk about job losses

January 30, 2015 by Brian Johnson

MassDevice.com takes a look at how the numbers thrown around about job losses from the medical device tax are calculated.

Medical device tax: What we talk about when we talk about job losses

For going on 5 years now, opponents on both sides of the fight over the medical device tax have engaged in a rhetorical war about the number of jobs that will be lost to the levy.

Medtech execs: We'll step up hiring if the medical device tax is repealed

January 28, 2015 by Brian Johnson

Medical device executives surveyed by the Medical Device Manufacturers Assn. say they'll step up hiring if the medical device tax is repealed.

Medtech execs: We'll step up hiring if the medical device tax is repealed

Repealing the job-killing medical device tax will serve as job creator, a survey of medical device executives revealed today.

AdvaMed claims 195,000 jobs lost to medical device tax

January 28, 2015 by Brad Perriello

AdvaMed claims that the medical device tax will wind up costing the U.S. economy 195,000 jobs, citing a survey of 55 of its medical device company members.

AdvaMed claims 195,000 jobs lost to medical device tax

The national medical device industry lobby today claimed that the medical device tax enacted as part of Obamacare will wind up costing the U.S. economy 195,000 jobs and hamstring medtech firms' R&D efforts.

Medtech slams gov't report on medical device tax

January 27, 2015 by Brian Johnson

Medical device executives and Rep. Erik Paulsen (R-Minn.) scoff at a government report saying the levy's impact will be limited, telling MassDevice.com they're more confident than ever about repealing the medical device tax.

Medtech slams gov't report on medical device tax

Medtech executives last week bashed a newly updated report from the Congressional Research Service refuting claims that the medical device tax kills jobs and hampers innovation.

Medical device tax: Hatch reboots Senate repeal effort with new bill

January 13, 2015 by Brian Johnson

Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) and a bipartisan group of 10 U.S. senators file a bill to repeal the 2.3% medical device excise tax.

Medical device tax: Hatch reboots repeal effort with new bill

Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more: Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) and 10 other senators today filed another bill to repeal the medical device tax, a 2.3% levy on U.S. sales of medical devices enacted as part of Obamacare.

Gov. Deval Patrick's life sciences legacy

January 12, 2015 by Brian Johnson

MassDevice.com looks at the life sciences legacy of former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick.

Gov. Deval Patrick's life sciences legacy

Deval Patrick wanted to be known as the governor that "got it" when it came to 1 of Massachusetts' most important industries, the life sciences sector, and he courted industry assiduously during his 8-year tenure as Bay State governor.

Patrick was ubiquitous at life science gatherings in the Commonwealth and abroad, delivering keynote addresses and showing up at various ribbon cuttings to work the room in his role as the industry's biggest cheerleader.