The 2.3 percent excise tax that devicemakers must pay on their gross sales goes into effect on Jan. 1. It's one of the new revenues used to offset the cost of the healthcare law. The
Casey signed a letter to Senate Majority Leader
"With this year quickly drawing to a close, the medical device industry has received little guidance about how to comply with the tax—causing significant uncertainty and confusion for businesses," the senators wrote.
The medical device industry is a major employer in the Lehigh Valley. Pennsylvania
In The Morning Call Thursday, reporter Scott Kraus wrote that Olympus in