Another ObamaCare Success Story: Tax on Medical Devices Has Already Freed 33,000 From Jobs

Posted by on Feb 21, 2014 at 7:41 am

Don’t these people realize since they now have more free time on their hands they can pursue other endeavors like living out of their? Well, at least until it’s repossessed since they can no longer afford it.

Thanks, Obama!

A new ObamaCare tax on medical devices has already resulted in the loss of about 33,000 jobs in the industry, according to a prominent health-care trade association.

The grim statistic negates claims this week by Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius that “there is absolutely no evidence . . . that there is any job loss related to the ­Affordable Care Act.”

The Advanced Medical Technology Association surveyed its members to determine the number of lost jobs since the 2.3 percent excise tax on medical devices took effect in January 2013, raising about $3.8 billion a year to help pay for ObamaCare.

The survey found that nearly a third of respondents had cut research and development because of the tax, and almost 10 percent had moved manufacturing abroad.

The job losses were put at about 14,000, with another 19,000 openings that were left unfilled.

Over to you, Stretch:

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6 Responses to “Another ObamaCare Success Story: Tax on Medical Devices Has Already Freed 33,000 From Jobs”

  1. Jason in KT on 21/21/14 at 9:49 am

    I was one of those. Shortly after the law was “passed” in unprecedented fashion on Christmas Eve the last day before Senate Republicans gained the 41st vote, Covidien announced that they would be responding to the new tax by reducing headcount. It took me six months to find full-time work after that.

  2. sound awake on 21/21/14 at 10:05 am

    its like kurtz said yesterday: obamacare is obamas iraq war

    its like a government program, only with A BODY COUNT

  3. Marryem Ployer on 21/21/14 at 10:19 am

    Will Obamacare be repealed or won’t it? Will Congress fund it or won’t it? Will the web site be fixed or not? Blah, blah, blah. We the people just need to do what we need to do and Congress be damned. Resist. Refuse. Revolt. EXEMPT OURSELVES! We did not comply with Prohibition and we simply should not comply with Obamacare. For religious reasons. For privacy reasons. For the cause of liberty and freedom and in protest of the idea that the federal government (under one party rule, no less), can force private citizens to purchase anything with our own money. Are we citizens or subjects? Mice or (wo)men? Just say NO to socialism and to the corrupt, unionized, far left IRS: the gestapo of America’s political class. After all, the federal government ignores millions of illegals who are breaking U.S. immigration law every day. Our Founders pledged their lives, their fortunes and their sacred honor. All we have to do is just say no to a scheme we all know is un-American and a violation of our most basic founding fundamentals of privacy, self reliance, limited government and individual freedom.
    How To Opt Out Of Obamacare. Know your options and become savvy self-pay patients. Join a health care sharing ministry. These are voluntary, charitable membership organizations that agree to share medical bills among the membership. They function similar to insurance, and are probably the best alternative to conventional health insurance. There are four of them, at least that I know of. Three are open only to practicing Christians (Samaritan Ministries, Christian Healthcare Ministries, and Christian Care Ministry) while a fourth, Liberty HealthShare, is open to anyone who agrees with their ethical commitment to religious liberty. They operate entirely outside of Obamacare’s regulations, and typically offer benefits for about half the cost of similar health insurance. Members are also exempt from having to pay the tax for being uninsured. From the article by Sean Parnell http://thefederalist. com/2013/12/04/opt-obamacare/

  4. runningrn on 21/21/14 at 10:57 am

    I just lost some IQ points watching that video! Wow, Pelosi is weapons grade stupid as well as an accomplished liar. She is the only animated one in this vid. Obama looks bored, Slow Joe and Sebelius look like they were dozing off, and Harry Reid looks like he’s wondering if they’re going to serve those yummy pureed canned peas at the old folk’s home tonight.