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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.

Report: Republicans pressure Warren on medical device tax

January 12, 2015 by Brad Perriello

Republican strategists ratchet up the pressure on Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) on her support for repealing the medical device tax, as the GOP looks to dismantle Obamacare.

Report: Republicans pressure Warren on medical device tax

Republicans are reportedly trying to raise the pressure on Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) to support repealing the medical device tax, a position she's taken since before winning her seat in the U.S. Senate.

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Hatch renews commitment to medical device tax repeal

January 9, 2015 by Brian Johnson

Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), 1 of medtech's staunchest allies in Congress, takes the reins as Senate president pro tempore and chairman of the powerful Finance Committee.

Hatch renews commitment to medical device tax repeal

One of Medtech's BFFs on Capitol Hill is now a BMOC too.

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Exclusive: Paulsen, Kind expected to file new bill aimed at repealing medical device tax this week

January 5, 2015 by Brian Johnson

MassDevice.com has learned that Reps. Erik Paulsen (R-Minn.) and Ron Kind (D-Wis.) plan this week to introduce another bill aimed at repealing the 2.3% medical device excise tax.

Exclusive: Paulsen, Kind expected to file new bill aimed at repealing medical device tax this week

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Medical Device Tax: Rep. Charlie Dent puts repeal at top of GOPs priority list for 2015

December 30, 2014 by Brian Johnson

Pennsylvania Republican Charlie Dent, who will serve as chairman of the House Ethics Committee in the next Congress, says GOP should focus on repealing the medical device tax immediately.

Rep. Charlie Dent's jobs bill would repeal medtech tax

Rep. Charlie Dent (R-Pa.) says repealing the 2.3% medical device excise tax should be 1 of the GOP's top priorities after it assumes control of both houses of Congress next month.

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