Want to Grow America's Economy? Repeal the Medical Device Tax

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Source: Fox News

The quiet town of Warsaw, Indiana has been at the center of a heated debate in Washington, D.C. for the past six years regarding ObamaCare and its new tax on medical devices.  

As the sitting U.S. Representative of Warsaw, known as "The Orthopedic Capital of the World," I wish to state the reasons for the overwhelming calls by a wide range of lawmakers to repeal the medical device tax.

The editorial board at The New York Times boldly proclaimed on Friday, January 30, that there was “No Case” for eliminating the medical device tax and dismissing it further by saying that this idea has only been given a “veneer of respectability” from the support of liberal senators, such as Senator Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., who had the gall to buck her own president – curiously silent on his current position -- in order to protect good paying jobs in her home state.  As panic ensues about the prospect of the tax’s repeal, others will surely pile on.   

One author for The Washington Post even recently declared that the $29 billion tax is the industry’s “share” of the ACA’s cost.  If this resonated with most Americans I suspect support for this tax repeal would not be at its highest point (272 co-sponsors in the House already) and there would be no need for such alarmist and misleading rhetoric.

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