Medical device firms still passing tax on to hospitals, group says

Medical device companies have long bemoaned the 2.3% tax on their U.S. revenues, but many are shunting the charge to hospitals despite repeated warnings, according to one group purchasing organization. In an editorial, Healthcare Supply Chain Association President Curtis Rooney says the tax was written to apply to devicemakers only, and passing it on places an unfair burden on hospitals, which have their own obligations to fund the Affordable Care Act. More

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