Lobbying to kill PPACA's tax on medical devices is picking up steam.

The industry's two primary trade groups celebrated the new year by releasing the results of surveys that indicate the tax has already taken a toll on the industry, and will take a far greater one the longer it is in place.

The groups—the Medical Device Manufacturers Association and the Advanced Medical Technology Association—timed their releases to catch the eye of the White House and Congress as both components of government swing back into action following the winter break.

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Dan Cook

Dan Cook is a journalist and communications consultant based in Portland, OR. During his journalism career he has been a reporter and editor for a variety of media companies, including American Lawyer Media, BusinessWeek, Newhouse Newspapers, Knight-Ridder, Time Inc., and Reuters. He specializes in health care and insurance related coverage for BenefitsPRO.