When liberal Democrat Bill Nelson voted for President Obama’s $1.76 healthcare law, it not only stripped $500 billion from Medicare but it also hit the medical device industry with a new job-killing tax.
Gary Haberland, the CEO of Winter Haven’s Genicon said that medical device manufacturers will ultimately pass this job-killing tax to their consumers and that means higher healthcare costs for Floridians.
As WOFL-TV reports:
Notably, medical device companies employ more than 400,000 Americans and this tax could eliminate 43,000 jobs in the industry. Even in Florida alone the industry hires more than 20,000 people with an average wage of $63,000.
“Bill Nelson voted for ObamaCare, which is stifling innovation in the medical device industry and causing the cost of health care to skyrocket,” said National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) spokesman Jahan Wilcox. “It’s clear Senator Nelson would rather stand with his liberal allies than fight for the 20,000 Floridians who work in the medical device industry.”