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Medical device tax should not be delayed

October 23, 2013
Lehigh Acres Citizen

To the editor:

I would not support a delay in execution of the Medical Device Tax in the Obamacare program. I hope that includes all devices and equipment purchased by individuals or groups. I hope also that some controls are instituted to verify the equipment and devices are necessary.

The over use and misuse of such devices for profit motive and not for genuine diagnostic and therapy use is one of the greatest instruments to rob Americans of valuable health care dollars. The advance of best practice and evidence based medicine will help. But, I am sure a tax and some having to explain will deter abuse.

Lewis Robinson, M.D.

Fort Myers



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