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Is Trump or Clinton Better for Medtech?

    
2016 Presidential Election

With the U.S. presidential election now upon us, we take a look at where Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump stand on issues that matter to the medical device industry. 

Nancy Crotti

Updated November 7, 2016

Which major U.S. candidate is best for the medical device industry? One clue to answering the question comes from a recent Rand Corp. report published by the Commonwealth Fund. The report found Clinton's healthcare plan would provide health insurance coverage for 9 million more Americans, while Trump's would strip it from about 20 million, according to an Associated Press relaying of the report. 

And while neither campaign responded to a Qmed list of medtech-related questions, previous media coverage of the candidates and their campaigns' own websites provide some additional answers. Here's what we found

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(Brush up on the latest medical device industry innovations at BIOMEDevice San Jose, December 7-8, 2016.)

Nancy Crotti is a contributor to Qmed.

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