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

Sep 17, 2019

WASHINGTON – Arizona Senator Kyrsten Sinema today led a bipartisan letter from members of the Arizona Congressional Delegation urging Congressional leaders to permanently repeal the medical device tax. Sinema was joined on the letter by Senator Martha McSally and Representatives Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01), Ann Kirkpatrick (AZ-02), Paul Gosar (AZ-04), Andy Biggs (AZ-05), David Schweikert (AZ-06), 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 Senators.

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.