NEMA ei November 2016 - 4MITA


MITA
Strategic Priority 1:

Medical Device Tax Repeal:
Good for Patients and Good
for the Economy

Support Congressional efforts
to repeal the medical device tax

Andy Dhokai, MPPA, Director, Federal Relations, MITA

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s congressional action ceased as a prelude to
national and local elections, MITA continued to
make the case for full repeal of the 2.3 percent excise
tax on the sale of medical devices enacted as part of the
Affordable Care Act.

and included executive roundtable discussions.
MITA presented several congressmen with Medical
Innovation Awards at these events and members
discussed how their companies could use savings
generated by repeal of the tax.

We are using the first year of a two-year suspension of
the tax, passed in December 2015, to show members
of Congress and the public that repealing the tax will
boost patient access to medical imaging services,
investment in research and development, and
workforce expansion.

At the time of this writing, Senators Richard Burr (RNC) and Patty Murray (D-WA), and Representatives
Suzan DelBene (D-WA), Charlie Dent (R-PA), Bill
Flores (R-TX), Derek Kilmer (D-WA), Pat Meehan
(R-PA), Erik Paulsen (R-MN), Scott Peters (D-CA),
Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ), and Todd Young (R-IN),
received awards. More events are being planned with
other members of Congress.

The first step of this process involved completion of a
survey in August demonstrating the effects of the twoyear suspension. The survey asked companies how they
might spend savings gained from suspension or repeal
of the tax. Respondents highlighted their commitment
to patient access to medical imaging services, greater
investment in research and development, and hiring
more workers.
The survey results have been used at a series of recent
events to thank congressional champions of device tax
repeal. Many events took place at company facilities

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MITA will continue and accelerate its legislative and
communications strategies to underscore why repeal
of the device tax is good policy. First and foremost
it is good for the health and wellness of the citizens
of the U.S. A robust medical imaging industry is
also an engine of innovation, economic growth and
quality employment that is felt positively in many local
economies across America. ei

How well do you know the size of the market for your products?

MITA Market Data Program
MITA Members Are Eligible to Participate

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Orders Data
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For more information contact Laurie Miller laurie.miller@nema.org

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of NEMA ei November 2016

Comments from the President
Breaking News
Survey: Benchmarking, Transparency Work
Centerfold: A look inside the Medical Imaging & Technology Alliance (MITA), a division of NEMA
2017 NEC Broadens Requirements for SPDs
Power Surges: Protect Your Home!
Grid Modernization Promotes Sustainability
Advocacy
Code & Standards
Revision Simplifies Magnet Wire Production
International
Business Analysis
NEMA ei November 2016 - Cover1
NEMA ei November 2016 - Cover2
NEMA ei November 2016 - 1
NEMA ei November 2016 - 2
NEMA ei November 2016 - 3
NEMA ei November 2016 - 4
NEMA ei November 2016 - Comments from the President
NEMA ei November 2016 - Breaking News
NEMA ei November 2016 - 7
NEMA ei November 2016 - Survey: Benchmarking, Transparency Work
NEMA ei November 2016 - 9
NEMA ei November 2016 - 10
NEMA ei November 2016 - 11
NEMA ei November 2016 - 12
NEMA ei November 2016 - Centerfold: A look inside the Medical Imaging & Technology Alliance (MITA), a division of NEMA
NEMA ei November 2016 - 2MITA
NEMA ei November 2016 - 3MITA
NEMA ei November 2016 - 4MITA
NEMA ei November 2016 - 5MITA
NEMA ei November 2016 - 6MITA
NEMA ei November 2016 - 7MITA
NEMA ei November 2016 - 8MITA
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NEMA ei November 2016 - 11MITA
NEMA ei November 2016 - 12MITA
NEMA ei November 2016 - 13MITA
NEMA ei November 2016 - 14MITA
NEMA ei November 2016 - 15MITA
NEMA ei November 2016 - 16MITA
NEMA ei November 2016 - 2017 NEC Broadens Requirements for SPDs
NEMA ei November 2016 - 14
NEMA ei November 2016 - 15
NEMA ei November 2016 - Power Surges: Protect Your Home!
NEMA ei November 2016 - 17
NEMA ei November 2016 - 18
NEMA ei November 2016 - 19
NEMA ei November 2016 - Advocacy
NEMA ei November 2016 - 21
NEMA ei November 2016 - Code & Standards
NEMA ei November 2016 - Revision Simplifies Magnet Wire Production
NEMA ei November 2016 - 24
NEMA ei November 2016 - International
NEMA ei November 2016 - Business Analysis
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