Alliance Releases Statement on Legislation Suspending Medical Device Excise Tax

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The Alliance for Aging Research’s President and CEO Susan Peschin, MHS, has issued the following statement regarding H.R. 4617, which will provide a temporary moratorium on the medical device excise tax through 2022.

The Alliance applauds the introduction of H.R. 4617 by the House Ways and Means Committee to extend the suspension of the medical device excise tax through 2022.  We also encourage Congress to pass this legislation without delay. We support policies that advance medical research and innovation, particularly when they address the needs of aging patients. We believe the medical device excise tax stifles innovation because it places a limiting effect on the critical resources companies can devote to research and development of vital new medical devices. These medical devices help improve detection and treatment of age-related diseases and conditions that affect the health and quality of life of the aging population.

About the Alliance for Aging Research:

The Alliance for Aging Research is the leading nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating the pace of scientific discoveries and their application to vastly improve the universal human experience of aging and health. The Alliance was founded in 1986 in Washington, D.C., and has since become a valued advocacy organization and a respected influential voice with policymakers. For more information, please visit

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