Public Policy Affects Us All
Public policy and politics are no joke. Patient access to innovation, regulations, taxes, workforce, infrastructure, investment opportunities and many other critical factors that affect our companies are driven by public policymakers. Shouldn’t they have insights into our world? Can’t we help them to hear the needs of our patients, understand the impact of tax and investment policies on jobs and investment in R&D? Isn’t it our responsibility to help them to make important decisions?
The Medical Alley Association brings your voice and your issues directly to decision makers in St. Paul and Washington, DC. As a trusted association with deep relationships throughout the state and federal government, we bring your expertise to influence the issues and policies that are critical for patient access to new therapies and the growth of Medical Alley’s health technology community. Our goal is to influence, educate and ultimately build strong coalitions around the significance of our health technology ecosystem.
We work hard. With an annual economic impact of $23B in Minnesota alone, your work matters. In Minnesota, we are advocating for policies that honor the patient and reward innovators and risk. We also make sure that legislators understand the significant hurdles to bringing new technologies and therapies to market. Our Minnesota successes include continued expansion of the Angel Investment Tax Credit and full public support for Mayo’s Destination Medical Center.
We are equally committed to bringing Medical Alley’s voice to Washington. We can all agree that Washington could benefit from an outside perspective from the people who are really making a difference. This is what we do. Federal policies that stifle health technology innovation hurt Minnesota more than any other state. As such, The Medical Alley Association was a key driver in accomplishing the 2-year suspension of the ACA’s medical device excise tax, beginning in 2016. We are already working with our delegation and national partners to secure full repeal before 2018.
Our success comes from your participation. You are the educators, informers and decision makers. Together, we can deliver the real message about your work and the benefits it empowers. Please contact us to get involved!