Washington Post issues its verdict on job losses from the medical device tax

In a sign that the medical device tax is becoming, or has become, not just a device industry issue but a national one with political prominence, the Washington Post subjected the common claim that the medical device tax has eliminated thousands of jobs to its political fact checker. The paper ruled that the claim contains significant omissions and/or exaggerations. The claim received "two Pinocchios," meaning "Significant omissions and/or exaggerations. Some factual error may be involved but not necessarily. A politician can create a false, misleading impression by playing with words and using legalistic language that means little to ordinary people." Article

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