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Senate preps for medical device tax hearings

April 10, 2015 by Brad Perriello

The U.S. Senate's Finance Committee preps for hearings on repealing Obamacare's medical device tax.

Senate preps for medical device tax hearings

The powerful finance committee in the U.S. Senate is preparing to hold hearings on repealing the medical device tax, starting with the healthcare subcommittee chaired by Sen. Pat Toomey (R-Penn.).

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Frosh reps push Boehner on medical device tax repeal

April 1, 2015 by Brad Perriello

A bipartisan group of freshman legislators pushes U.S. House speaker Rep. John Boehner to fast-track a vote on repealing the medical device tax.

Frosh reps push Boehner on medical device tax repeal

A group of 41 freshman legislators from 27 states yesterday urged U.S. House speaker Rep. John Boehner (R-Ohio) to fast-track a vote on repealing the medical device tax this month.

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New bid to repeal medical device tax includes energy 'pay-for'

March 25, 2015 by Brad Perriello

Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) introduces a new bill to repeal the medical device tax that would cover the estimated $29 billion lost tax revenue by eliminating tax loopholes for oil and gas companies.

Markey's medical device tax repeal bid includes energy 'pay-for'

The junior senator from Massachusetts, Sen. Ed Markey (D.-Mass), wants to eliminate the medical device tax and replace the lost revenue by eliminating tax loopholes for the energy industry.

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Senate Republican budget includes medical device tax repeal

March 19, 2015 by Brad Perriello

The draft budget proposal from Republicans in the U.S. Senate includes language that would repeal the medical device tax.

Senate Republican budget includes medical device tax repeal

Republicans in the U.S. Senate, hoping to pass the 1st budget since 2013, released a budget proposal yesterday that includes language to repeal the 2.3% medical device tax enacted as part of President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act.

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Who are medtech's favorites in Congress?

March 17, 2015 by Brad Perriello

Republicans, mostly, as the GOP got the lion's share of the more than $4.5 million in donations the medical device industry gave legislators last year, according to OpenSecrets.org.

Who are medtech's favorites in Congress?

The medical device industry doled out more than $4.5 million to legislators on Capitol Hill last year, with most of the donations going to Republicans and incumbents, according to the Center for Responsive Politics' OpenSecrets.org website.

BMJ study: Hip, knee volumes rose after RomneyCare hit Massachusetts

March 6, 2015 by Brad Perriello

Utilization rates for hip and knee replacement procedures rose after Massachusetts pioneering universal healthcare program went into effect under former Gov. Mitt Romney, according to a study in the British Medical Journal.

BMJ study: Hip, knee procedures rose after RomenyCare his Massachusetts

The utilization rate for hip and knee replacements jumped in Massachusetts in the wake of its pioneering universal healthcare plan, enacted under former Gov. Mitt Romney in 2006, according to a recent study published in the British Medical Journal.

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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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