Medical-device industry feeling the pinch
Regarding the article “Audit: Obamacare medical-device tax not meeting revenue target” (ModernHealthcare.com, Aug. 19), as a person who has worked for more than one medical-device manufacturer over the past 25 years, this article is spot on. There is very little hiring in the industry. HR keeps jobs postings open so they can keep the budget dollars and not have to apply for a new requisition.
Also, medical diagnostics is suffering immeasurably, which is harming patient care as a result of laboratories cutting corners to save money.
The purpose of the Affordable Care Act was to improve healthcare, and it has done everything but that.
Pamela Lyon Grapevine, Texas