Yesterday, I held a field hearing in Plymouth to examine the impact of the proposed medical device tax. During the hearing, I heard stories from five panelists who testified about the impact this tax would have on Minnesota jobs, medical innovation and patients. Minnesota’s medical device industry is an American success story –and a tax on the medical device industry is the last thing Minnesota’s economy needs.
This is a critical issue and yesterday’s hearing was the subject of several news stories, which are available below.
To see the television clips, CLICK HERE.
You can read about the hearing via the following links:
+ Star Tribune Story, Pleas to spare med-tech firms from federal tax
+ Minnesota Public Radio, Rep Paulsen says medical device tax a ‘wrongheaded approach’
+ Finance and Commerce, Medical device makers argue against fee in health care legislation