Category: U.S. House of Representatives
A tax reform package from Rep. Dave Camp (R-Mich.) would repeal the 2.3% tax on U.S. sales of medical devices enacted along with the Affordable Care Act.
A comprehensive tax reform plan put together by Rep. Dave Camp (R-Mich.) would do away with the medical device tax contained in Obamacare, but the package appears to be a dead letter in Washington after Republican leaders cast doubt on its chances for a vote this year.
Camp, chairman of the House Ways & Means Committee, said it's high time the U.S. overhauled its tax code, which hasn't seen a major revision since 1986.
Rep. Erik Paulsen (R-Minn.) urges President Barack Obama ahead of Minnesota visit to take mercy on medical device makers, which have faced layoffs and R&D cuts in the wake of the 2.3% medical device tax.
President Barack Obama is slated next month to make a visit to one of the medical device industry's primary hubs in Minnesota, and medtech advocates are hoping to use the occasion to emphasize efforts to repeal a 2.3% sales tax that hit the industry last year.
The House of Representatives stands to lose an important sponsor of the Affordable Care Act and an active voice in healthcare reform as Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Calif.) announces plans to retire.
The Affordable Care Act is poised to lose one of its greatest House of Representatives allies with the retirement of Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Calif.), announced this week.
The U.S. Senate approves a $1.012 trillion budget bill that includes the restoration of FDA user fees held in abeyance by sequestration.
The U.S. Senate yesterday approved an omnibus, $1.012 trillion budget bill that includes the restoration of some $85 million in user fees from medical device and pharmaceutical companies that was held in abeyance by sequestration.
President Barack Obama, who has until midnight tomorrow to sign the measure into law, is expected to quickly add his signature after the 72-26 vote in the Upper Chamber.
Rep. Charlie Dent (R-Pa.) plans to introduce new legislation that would repeal the medical device tax alongside measures to restore emergency unemployment assistance.
Rep. Charlie Dent (R-Pa.) is taking another swing at the medical device tax, including a repeal measure in a jobs bill that he plans to introduce this week.
Dent's legislation would strike the medtech levy alongside measures to restore emergency unemployment benefits, which he plans to pay for through a change the child tax credit, and measures to authorize the Keystone XL oil sands pipeline, Politico reported.
The bipartisan budget deal reached this week includes language from a non-binding Senate vote to repeal the medical device tax that removes a hurdle to rolling back the levy.
The bipartisan deal struck between negotiators in the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate includes language that removes a hurdle for proponents of repealing the medical device tax.*
The deal, hashed out by Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) and Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.), passed the House yesterday on a 332-94 vote.
FDA medical device chief Jeffrey Shuren spars with the House Energy & Commerce Committee's subcommittee on Health over the FDA's proper role in regulating mobile health and medical applications.
The conversation got a bit heated this week as the House Energy & Commerce Committee's subcommittee on Health sparred with FDA medical device chief Jeffrey Shuren over regulation of mobile medical and healthcare applications.