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September 17, 2019

Arizona Delegation Members Urge Congressional Leaders to Lower Health Care Costs and Protect Jobs by Repealing the Medical Device Tax

WASHINGTON, DC Today, Congressman David Schweikert joined Arizona colleagues in sending a bipartisan letter from members of the Arizona Congressional Delegation urging Congressional leaders to permanently repeal the medical device tax. Schweikert was joined on the letter by Senator Martha McSally, Senator Kyrsten Sinema, and Representatives Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01), Ann Kirkpatrick (AZ-02), Paul Gosar (AZ-04), Andy Biggs (AZ-05), Debbie Lesko (AZ-08), and Greg Stanton (AZ-09).

“As members of the Arizona delegation who support a repeal of the medical device tax, we write to urge bipartisan action before the current suspension of the tax expires on December 31, 2019. We are extremely concerned its resumption will harm the sustainability of the medical device industry, which provides life-saving technology to millions of patients and supports 400,000 American workers, including over 17,000 in Arizona,” wrote the Members. 

The Arizona Congressional Delegation members who signed the letter are all cosponsors of the Protect Medical Innovation Act, which permanently repeals the medical device tax. Medical devices improve the lives of millions of patients every year and a return of the tax would raise health care costs on consumers. In addition, the medical device industry in Arizona supports thousands of jobs and contributes nearly $3 billion to Arizona’s economy. 

The full text of the letter can be found HERE.



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