Medical device tax: A hat trick of futility

October 3, 2014 by Brian Johnson

The medical device tax has achieved such a hat trick of futility that you couldn’t blame medtech for boycotting the 2.3% excise levy.

The medical device tax is like a bad public school teacher: It’s a drain on the system and seemingly impossible to get rid of.

In just 21 months, the 2.3% levy has achieved a unique hat trick of futility. How else could you describe a tax that’s highly inefficiant, fundamentally ineffective and disproportionately damaging to 1 of the few net exporting industries left in the U.S.?

In recent months, we’ve learned that the following about the medical device tax:


Josh Sandberg

Josh Sandberg is the President and CEO of Ortho Spine Partners and sits on several company and industry related Boards. He also is the Creator and Editor of OrthoSpineNews.

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