Tag Archives: Affordable Care Act

Med-tech doom and gloom lifting

Three years ago, med-tech companies were bracing for a massive shakeup on the healthcare landscape. The medical device tax, the implementation of the Affordable Care Act and vanishing venture capital funding, were all topics that caused a great deal of…

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Beltway Blues: The device tax, the ACA, and a cheap antidepressant

Paying too much attention to something can be depressing if you’re hoping for change in a particular direction, so device makers might be forgiven for ignoring the goings-on inside I-495, that vaguely circular slab of pavement running ‘round our nation’s…

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A refreshing take on the state of the med-tech industry

Here at Medical Device Daily we’ve become accustomed to the doom-and-gloom stories about our industry. The medical device tax provision in the Affordable Care Act and other emerging realities of healthcare reform along with worldwide economic sluggishness, regulatory and reimbursement challenges, consolidation…

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The device tax repeal effort: RIP

I come not to praise the effort to repeal the device tax, or even to criticize it. I’m just here to give it a proper burial because it has been one heck of an effort. Industry continues to assert it…

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Counting to 51: The fate of the device tax and the Affordable Care Act

The biggest judicial showdown in quite a while is finally over, and here are a couple of things to consider while we’re playing numerology games in an effort to interpret the scribblings of nine citizens in black robes we all…

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Supreme Court ruling could lead to more questions than answers

The highest court in the land is poised to make a ruling that will undoubtedly change the face of healthcare forever. As the Supreme Court is set to bury or uphold President Obama’s presidential campaign healthcare plan, there should be…

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Congress enjoys a rare moment of harmony with passage of FDA user fee act

With all the acrimony between Democrats and Republicans in Congress these days, it was truly edifying to see lawmakers on both sides of the aisle agreeing on a piece of legislation – and in the healthcare sector no less –…

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