Repeal the Medical Device Tax

WASHINGTON - NOVEMBER 19: The U.S. Capitol on November 19, 2011 in Washington, DC. The Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction, or supercommittee, which faces a Wednesday deadline to reach a deficit reduction agreement, planned to meet over the weekend. (Photo by Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images) *** Local Caption ***

Congress’s job is to pass laws that serve the American people. However, Congress often passes sweeping reforms into law and then fails to make updates to ensure they’re working in the real world.

The Affordable Care Act (ACA), which made sweeping reforms to our nation’s health care system, is a prime example. While health care reform helps improve the accessibility of health coverage, it is not perfect and reasonable fixes would ensure the law works for American families. Unfortunately, partisanship has prevented Congress from making commonsense, bipartisan fixes to the law.

One necessary fix is the repeal of the excise tax on medical devices, which was included as part of the payment plan for health care reform.


About Peter Coffaro 1426 Articles
A growth-driven and strategic executive, Peter Coffaro commands more than 20 years of progressive management success within the medical device industry. As a District Sales Manager for Stryker Orthopaedics, Peter was responsible for managing and directing a regional sales force to achieve sales and profit goals within the Rocky Mountain region. Previously, he was the Director of Sales & Marketing for Amp Orthopedics. In this role, Peter was responsible for planning, developing, and leading all sales and marketing initiatives. Peter is a former orthopedic distributor in the Pacific Northwest. He has also worked with DePuy Orthopaedics as well as Zimmer, and held positions in sales, sales training, and sales management. Peter has an extensive background in organizational development, business development, sales management, negotiating and P&L management. Peter holds a B.S. degree in Biology from Northern Illinois University.

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