Health Robotics set price increase

Health Robotics (Bozen, Italy) reported that, effective Jan. 1, 2013, it will fully comply with The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), including maximum health insurance benefits for its U.S.-based employees. Health Robotics is hopeful that its U.S.-based customers understand the need for small companies such as Health Robotics to transfer these additional operating costs and ACA's mandatory excise [sales] taxes on FDA-regulated medical devices equally to both its U.S. not-for-profit and for-profit customers, effective March 1, 2013.

Gaspar DeViedma, Health Robotics' Executive VP and board member, stated, "Although USA-based operating companies may opt out of certain ACA mandates such as health insurance coverage by hiring part-time employees or by other well documented methods, Health Robotics recently made a decision after the November 6, 2012 elections to fully comply with the ACA given the life-critical nature of our business. In order to offer our prospective customers a reasonable time to obtain approval of their pending budgets, the price increase shall be effective for all contracts/orders received on or after March 1, 2013, with all current quotes expiring thereafter, or subject to price modifications that reflect the ACA."