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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: John Ray
Florida Medical Manufacturers Consortium
(850) 270-3158
director@FloridaMedTech.com
www.floridamedtech.com

FMMC Statement on House Introduction of Legislation to Repeal the Medical Device Tax


TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA (April 10, 2019) – John Ray, Executive Director of the Florida Medical Manufacturers Consortium (FMMC), issued the following statement today regarding introduction of H.R. 2207, the “Protect Medical Innovation Act of 2019,” in the House of Representatives to fully and permanently repeal the medical device tax:

 

“The FMMC applauds the bill’s lead sponsors, Reps. Ron Kind (D-Wis.), Jackie Walorski (R-Ind.), Scott Peters (D-Calif.), and Richard Hudson (R-N.C.) for their leadership and introduction of this important bipartisan legislation to end the medical device tax. We particularly want to thank the 12 Members of Florida’s Congressional delegation who added their names to the impressive, bi-partisan list of 227 original cosponsors of this bill. It is paramount that Congress acts to repeal or delay further this job-killing levy before the end of the year, when the current medical device tax suspension expires.”

 


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Members of Florida's Congressional Delegation Cosponsoring H.R. 2207: Bill Posey, Brian Mast, Charlie Crist, Daniel Webster, Greg Steube, Gus Bilirakis, John Rutherford, Mario Diaz-Balart, Matt Gaetz, Neal Dunn, Ted Yoho, and Vern Buchanan.

The Florida Medical Manufacturers Consortium (FMMC) is Florida’s statewide association of medical technology manufacturers and allied firms. The FMMC has been actively engaged in advocating for full repeal of the medical device tax since its original passage in 2010. The device tax, which went into effect January 2013, has been suspended by Congress since 2016.

 

The FMMC exists to unite, promote and grow the Florida medical device industry, and to enhance the business success of its member companies. Florida is home to one of our nation’s largest medical device economies – encompassing 662 device manufacturers employing nearly 21,000 Floridians, paying an average annual wage of more than $60,000.  Florida ranks 2nd nationally in the number of FDA-registered medical device establishments. Go to www.floridamedtech.com for more information.

 


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