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Capitol Hill: Medical device tax fight could come as early as January

December 8, 2014 by Brian Johnson

Incoming Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) says a vote to repeal the Affordable Care Act could be 1st up as the GOP takes control of both houses of Congress.

Medical device tax fight on Capitol Hill could come as early as January

Incoming Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said a vote to repeal the Affordable Care Act and its 2.3% medical device tax could come as soon as next month.

In an interview with CQ Roll Call, the veteran lawmaker promised to make repealing the healthcare reform law his top priority and hinted that a vote could come as soon as U.S. Senate officially transfers control to Republicans Jan. 6, 2015.

DeviceTalks Podcast: B. Braun Medical CEO Caroll Neubauer on the medical device tax, Obamacare and innovation

December 2, 2014 by Brian Johnson

Caroll Neubauer, the CEO of B. Braun Medical, sits down for a wide-ranging interview on the hottest topics facing the medical device industry.

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Caroll Neubauer is a man of strong opinions.

Fortunately for us, the chairman & CEO of 175-year-old German medical products conglomerate B. Braun Medical isn't afraid to share those opinions – even though he admits that they occaisionally get him into trouble. A case in point, as you'll hear in this podcast, is Neubauer's passionate opposition to the medical device excise tax.

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Medical device tax pushes B. Braun to spike HQ expansion plans

November 25, 2014 by Brad Perriello

B. Braun spikes its plan to expand its headquarters to absorb the annual $13 million hit it takes from the medical device tax, CEO Caroll Neubauer tells MassDevice.com.

Medical device tax pushes B. Braun to spike HQ expansion plans

B. Braun Medical is spiking its plan to expand its Pennsylvania headquarters due to the medical device tax, CEO Caroll Neubauer told MassDevice.com last week.

GOP knives are out for Obama's medical device tax

November 12, 2014 by MassDevice

Republicans flush from their mid-term election romp are sharpening their knives as they look to excise the medical device tax from Obamacare.

GOP knives are out for Obama's medical device tax

(Reuters) - Republicans in the U.S. Congress will soon move to kill a medical device tax imposed less than 2 years ago under President Barack Obama's healthcare law, congressional aides and analysts said today.

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Analysis: Medtech gains on Wall Street and the Beltway with big GOP win

November 5, 2014 by Brian Johnson

Medical device stocks are on the rise today as investors react to sweeping Republican gains in the mid-term elections, which raises the likelihood of repealing the medical device tax.

Analysis: Medtech gains on Wall Street and the Beltway with big GOP win

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Report: Medical device tax impact 'relatively small'

November 5, 2014 by Brad Perriello

The impact of the medical device tax on medtech jobs and innovation is 'relatively small,' according to a report issued this week by the non-partisan Congressional Research Service.

Report: Medical device tax impact 'relatively small'

UPDATED Nov. 5, 2014, with comment from AdvaMed.

The impact of the medical device tax is "relatively small" and will affect consumer prices more than the medtech industry, according to a report released this week by the non-partisan Congressional Research Service.

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