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Coalition urges Congress to repeal medical device tax

Washington — The Organized Dentistry Coalition is once again asking Congress to repeal the medical device tax.

In an April 23 letter to Senators Pat Toomey, R-Penn., and Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn.; and Reps. Jackie Walorski, R-Ind., Richard Hudson, R-N.C., Ron Kind, D-Wis., and Scott Peters, D-Calif., the coalition — led by the Academy of General Dentistry — urged lawmakers to permanently repeal the 2.3% excise tax on medical devices set to take effect at the end of the year.

“As dentists, we are deeply concerned about the adverse impact the medical device tax paid by manufacturers, importers and producers of certain dental devices will have on patient care, innovation and cost,” the groups wrote.