SEARCH
Current Location:
>
> This Story

starstarstarstarstar (1)
Log in or Register to rate this News Story
Forward Printable StoryPrint Comment

Never Miss a Story

Sign up for email alerts

 

More Industry Headlines

Benefits you can see: redundant imaging is reduced with HIE's New research shows that health information exchange leads to more better care

CMS modifies meaningful use requirements and eases burdens on providers Changes expected to come in spring 2015

FDA says AngioDynamics PICC location system is good enough to not need CT verification Could mean big win for manufacturer, while cutting down on CT scans

Mount Sinai launches artificial pancreas research study "Artificial pancreas" app can prevent too low blood sugar levels in those with type 1 diabetes during sleep

Ohio could have 70,000 fewer emergency department visits if scope-of-practice laws lifted: study Many states have removed the laws but Ohio is lagging behind

Charles Townes, laser pioneer, passes away at age 99 Remembering the Nobel Prize-winning physicist

Siemens names Bernd Montag as new CEO of health care Current CEO, Hermann Requardt will step down as of Feb. 1

MedInformatix partners with Vestrum Health to make EHRs profitable for physicians Trying to pay off that new EHR system? Sell the anonymous data

Introducing the American Board of MR Safety Group aims to address rising incidence of MR accidents

AdvaMed survey details the negative impact of the medical device tax A look at the effect two years later

Medical device tax petition for repeal brings in 9,000+ signers

by Nancy Ryerson , Staff Writer
An online petition calling to repeal the medical device tax has collected more than 9,000 signatures from medical device employees around the country.

Created by medical equipment marketing professional Joe Hage, founder of a medical device professional LinkedIn group, the petition on no2point3.com was launched in April of 2012 and has since garnered 9,391 signatures. The medical device tax, which collects a 2.3 percent excise tax on medical devices, went into effect in January. Device manufacturers say the tax will force them to cut thousands of jobs and slow product innovation.

Story Continues Below Advertisement

Training(UnisonMed Academy) & Parts(Medical Essence) for Siemens & Philips

***UnisonMed Academy: Training Specialist for Siemens & Philips System (www.unisonmedacademy.com) *** Medical Essence: Parts Provider for Siemens & Philips System (www.medicalessence.com)



The petition's top signer is CareFusion, with 1,780 signatures. NuVasive, a company that employs around 11,000 people, has brought in an impressive 1,018 signatures. While those signers are large companies, the petition website says that 80 percent of the companies hit by the tax are small businesses with less than 50 employees. The website also says that the tax will lead to the loss of 43,000 jobs.

No2point3.com says 229 members of congress support repealing the tax. A bill to repeal the tax was brought to both chambers of Congress, but opponents have struggled to garner support from Democrats, though it has received backing from Democratic senators in states like Minnesota and Colorado that are home to medical device companies.

Hage hopes his LinkedIn network of more than 100,000 medical device professionals will bring in 25,000 signatures total to the petition. That's the number that gets you noticed at the White house, he told MedCity News in April.

Related:


Interested in Medical Industry News? Subscribe to DOTmed's weekly news email and always be informed. Click here, it takes just 30 seconds.

You Must Be Logged In To Post A Comment

Advertise
Increase Your
Brand Awareness
Auctions + Private Sales
Get The
Best Price
Buy Equipment/Parts
Find The
Lowest Price
Daily News
Read The
Latest News
Directory
Browse All
DOTmed Users
Ethics on DOTmed
View Our
Ethics Program
Gold Parts Vendor Program
Receive PH
Requests
Gold Service Dealer Program
Receive RFP/PS
Requests
Healthcare Providers
See all
HCP Tools
Jobs/Training
Find/Fill
A Job
Parts Hunter +EasyPay
Get Parts
Quotes
Recently Certified
View Recently
Certified Users
Recently Rated
View Recently
Certified Users
Rental Center
Rent Equipment
For Less
Sell Equipment/Parts
Get The
Most Money
Service Technicians Forum
Find Help
And Advice
Simple RFP
Get Equipment
Quotes
Virtual Trade Show
Find Service
For Equipment
Access and use of this site is subject to the terms and conditions of our LEGAL NOTICE & PRIVACY NOTICE
Property of and Proprietary to DOTmed.com, Inc. Copyright ©2001-2015 DOTmed.com, Inc.
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED