MITA recognizes congressmen for introducing device tax repeal legislation

After introducing bipartisan legislation to repeal the 2.3 percent medical device excise tax—which took effect in 2013 before being suspended for two years on Dec. 31, 2015—Reps. Erik Paulsen, R-Minnesota, and Ron Kind D-Wisconsin, were both recognized and applauded by the Medical Imaging and Technology Alliance (MITA).

“We appreciate the leadership of Congressmen Paulsen and Kind on this bipartisan issue and for their longtime support in championing job creation, economic growth, and patient care through investment in the medical technology industry,” said Joe Robinson, chairman of MITA board of directors and senior vice president of health systems solutions at Philips Healthcare in a statement.

Robinson believes full repeal of the bill, with 220 original cosponsors, will create jobs, open opportunities for investment and boost innovation, research and development.