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We need to tell Congress: Please repeal the 2.3% innovation-crushing medical device tax against American industry!Join 400 American medical device CEOs who petitioned.

The Petition

Tell Congress: Repeal the 2.3% innovation-crushing medical device tax against American industry!

When 400 American medical device CEOs sent a July 2011 letter (below) to both branches of Congress, only 175 State Representatives favored repeal. Now 229 favor repeal ... enough to pass the House ... but the Senate needs to hear from you!

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July 18, 2011

  • The Honorable John Boehner Speaker of the House
    U.S. House of Representatives
  • The Honorable Eric Cantor Majority Leader
    U.S. House of Representatives
  • The Honorable Kevin McCarthy Majority Whip
    U.S. House of Representatives
  • The Honorable Nancy Pelosi Minority Leader
    U.S. House of Representatives
  • The Honorable Steny Hoyer Minority Whip
    U.S. House of Representatives
  • The Honorable James Clyburn Assistant Minority Leader
    U.S. House of Representatives

Dear Speaker Boehner, Majority Leader Cantor, Majority Whip McCarthy, Minority Leader Pelosi, Minority Whip Hoyer, and Assistant Minority Leader Clyburn:

As Congress explores policies to grow the economy, encourage job creation and innovation, we respectfully request that you add the repeal of the recently enacted medical device excise tax to your list of priorities of legislation that should be acted on this year. We believe that implementation of this $20 billion excise tax will adversely impact patient care and innovation, and will substantially increase the costs of health care. On behalf of the more than 400 undersigned organizations, companies, and venture capital firms representing hundreds of thousands medical technology jobs, we ask that you bring the device repeal legislation, which has the support of more than 175 Members [editor's note: 229 as of April 16, 2012], to a vote this year.

As you know, the medical device industry is a unique American success story — both for patients and our economy. The United States is the world leader in manufacturing life-saving and life-enhancing treatments, and the industry is an important engine for economic growth. The industry employs more than 400,000...

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Special thanks to these vocal medical device tax opponents. They made this effort possible.