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Health Care Cost Reduction Act of 2012

Floor Speech

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Location: Washington, DC

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Mr. TURNER of Ohio. Thank you, Mr. Chairman.

Mr. Speaker, I strongly support the repeal of the ObamaCare medical device tax, which stifles research and costs jobs at a time when our economy is struggling to recover.

My bill, H.R. 1310, which repeals this tax on first responder medical devices, shares the goal of H.R. 436, the Health Care Cost Reduction Act.

In my community, Mound Laser and Photonics Center, which provides services to the medical device industry, was forced to layoff 10 employees as a result of this impending tax. Ferno, another company in my community which manufactures emergency health care products, says this tax will result in reduced research, development and production of new products.

Mr. Speaker, I urge all of my colleagues to support H.R. 436 and repeal this burdensome tax.

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