Some Indiana lawkmakers are going to spend the summer looking at ways to assist the medical device industry, one of the strongest industries in the state.
The Senate is beginning consideration of a bill to revive more than 50 expired tax breaks.
Sen. Dan Coats, R-Indiana, revealed his top legislative priorities today, including a delay of the individual mandate and a repeal of the medical device tax.
Governor Pence and Indiana manufacturers say the tax on medical devices as stipulated in the Affordable Care Act is removing jobs from the industry.
The Senate rejected a House proposal Monday to repeal the medical device tax that is a mandate in the Affordable Care Act.
Cook Medical will have to pay more in a medical device tax, but company executives say employee jobs will not be at risk because of the increased cost.