Blog Tag: Medical Device Tax
President Trump and Paul Ryan (R-Wis) have not yet successfully replaced the Affordable Care Act with the American Health Care Act (“AHCA”). The medical device industry had been paying particular attention to the proposed reform
Republican lawmakers recently proposed a replacement of Obamacare known as the American Health Care Act (AHCA). One provision of the proposed legislation would permanently repeal Obamacare’s 2.3% medical device excise tax.
With the upcoming Republican-dominated Presidency and Congress in 2017, the Affordable Care Act, or at least parts of it, look to be on the chopping block. One of the changes that may be forthcoming is a repeal of the 2.3% medical device
The New York Times reports that Congress has passed a $1.8 trillion package of spending and tax cuts which includes a two-year-long suspension of the medical device tax and a permanent extension of the research and experimentation tax
The Morning Call reports that an executive from B. Braun Medical Inc. has urged federal lawmakers to undo a tax on medical devices. According to the report, Bruce Heugel, the chief financial officer of B. Braun, recently appeared before
Congressman Erik Paulsen (R., Minn.) and Senator Orrin Hatch (R., Utah) recently introduced bills H.R. 160 and S.149, respectively. Both bills are part of an effort to repeal the 2.3% excise tax on medical device manufacturers
Repeal of the medical device tax has seen frequent news coverage since the tax’s enactment in 2010 as part of the Affordable Care Act. The tax, which went into effect in January, 2013, imposes a 2.3% sales tax on a range of medical
Since its passage as part of the Affordable Care Act in 2010, the medical device tax has been hotly debated. The 2.3% excise levied on total revenues may effectively preclude new entrants while hindering the growth of established companies.
Despite the Senate’s recent vote to repeal the medical device tax by a margin of 79-20, Forbes reports that the vote will have little practical effect on medical device manufacturers, at least in the short term. In order to abolish the tax,