ADA asks Congress to prioritize CHIP, repeal medical device tax
from American Dental Association
As Congress works to finalize a continuing resolution that will keep the government running until the end of 2018, the ADA is asking legislators to include two provisions important to dentistry: a six-year reauthorization of the Children’s Health Insurance Program and a two-year moratorium on the 2.3 percent excise tax imposed on the sale of medical devices. In a letter to Senate and House leaders, ADA President Joseph P. Crowley and Executive Director Kathleen T. O’Loughlin urged lawmakers to prioritize both provisions, which play a “vital” role in maintaining affordable and accessible healthcare.
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