Device makers respond to the State of the Union with renewed calls for device tax repeal

February 13, 2013 by Arezu Sarvestani

Medical device respond to President Barack Obama's State of the Union address, saying the call for strengthening the economy is incompatible with the medical device tax contained in the President's healthcare reform law.

President Barack Obama's State of the Union speech mentioned jobs, the economy and U.S. small businesses in no short order, and medical device makers seized on the opportunity renew calls for repeal of the medical device tax that took effect at the start of the year.

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