MITA Commends Congressman Seth Moulton for Supporting Medical Device Tax Repeal


Washington, D.C. – The Medical Imaging & Technology Alliance (MITA) commends Congressman Seth Moulton (D-MA) for supporting repeal of the medical device tax.

“We greatly appreciate the leadership of Congressman Moulton in defending an industry that fuels national and state economies and is responsible for developing innovative medical imaging technologies and devices that have fundamentally transformed health care delivery,” said Andy Dhokai, MITA’s Director of Federal Relations. “Congressman Moulton’s efforts to take a stand against a tax that threatens jobs, innovation and patient care in Massachusetts and around the country will help promote economic growth and ensure patients are not unfairly denied access to medical technologies that can save their lives.”

Congressman Moulton formally announced co-sponsorship of device tax repeal legislation at an event in Danvers, MA today. In Massachusetts, the medical imaging technology industry directly employs 2,470 people, according to a 2013 national employment contributions analysis commissioned by MITA. Nationwide, the industry is an important engine for economic growth, employing more than 400,000 workers, generating approximately $25 billion in payroll, paying out salaries that are 40 percent more than the national average ($58,000 vs. $42,000) and investing nearly $10 billion in research and development annually. The industry is fueled by innovative companies, the majority of which are small businesses, with 80 percent of companies having fewer than 50 employees.


The Medical Imaging & Technology Alliance (MITA), a division of NEMA, is the collective voice of medical imaging equipment, radiation therapy and radiopharmaceutical manufacturers, innovators and product developers. It represents companies whose sales comprise more than 90 percent of the global market for medical imaging technology. For more information, visit Follow MITA on Twitter @MITAToday.