AdvaMed Anti-Device Tax Campaign Takes Aim At Reconciliation Bill
The medical device lobby group is targeting lawmakers on the Hill and in key states in a new campaign intended to ensure permanent repeal of the 2.3% device tax is part of a future congressional budget reconciliation bill.
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Two recent efforts to repeal the medical device tax include proposed legislation by a bipartisan "Problem Solvers" group of House members that includes a device-tax repeal provision, as well as an advertising campaign by AdvaMed.
While the two US-based medical device lobby groups, AdvaMed and MDMA, may have butted heads in the past, they are showing an increasing level of cooperation, most recently with plans to partner on the upcoming Medtech Conference in San Jose.
As president Trump gets ready to make his first address before a joint session of Congress, the largest medical device lobby group is asking him to urge permanent repeal of the medical device tax. The group is also planning to blitz congressional offices this week in a bid to persuade lawmakers to include device-tax repeal in budget-reconciliation negotiations.