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PRESS RELEASE

April 09, 2012

SCOTT BROWN

SENATOR

SENATE

DURING VISITS TO 3 MASS. MED DEVICE FIRMS, SEN. BROWN HEARS

ABOUT IMPACT OF NEW OBAMACARE TAX

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For Immediate Release

During Visits To 3 Mass. Med Device Firms, Sen. Brown Hears About

Impact Of New Obamacare Tax

Apr 09 2012

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Scott Brown (R-MA) visited three

medical device manufacturers in Massachusetts to discuss the impact of

a new federal tax set to go in effect in 2013. Under Obamacare, a new

2.3% excise tax will be imposed on revenues made by medical device

manufacturers an industry that employs nearly 25,000 people in

Massachusetts.

Senator Brown toured Belmont Instrument in Billerica, Haemonetics in

Braintree, and Siemens Diagnostics in Walpole.

"The medical device industry is vital to Massachusetts and we have to

stop this new tax before it risks wiping out thousands of good paying

jobs and takes millions of dollars out of our local economies," said

Senator Brown. "These companies are on the cutting edge of medical

device manufacturing and their products save lives every day. This new

tax will kill jobs and take away revenue needed for research and

development projects."

During the tours and meetings, Senator Brown and the companies

discussed the negative impact of the new medical device tax and how it

could eliminate an estimated 2,600 jobs in Massachusetts, and dampen

future industry growth.

Senator Brown updated employees on his legislation to repeal the

medical device tax (S. 262) before it takes effect next year.

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