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Which 2015 Republican Presidential Candidate is Best for Medtech? Scott Walker

   Scott Walker  

 Scott Walker

Scott Walker, governor of Wisconsin, signed a 2012 letter with four other governors expressing concern over the 2.3% medical device excise tax to Congress. “As governors from states with a significant concentration of medical technology manufacturers, we believe this tax could harm U.S. global competitiveness, stunt innovation, and result in the loss of thousands of good-paying jobs,” it read. The letter concluded: “The medical device tax is an example of a policy that runs counter to efforts to make American manufacturing industries more competitive.” 

Walker recently outlined a plan to overhaul the ACA that replaces “insurance exchanges” with “pools” to buy employee coverage and lets states regulate the insurance market. Tax credits, currently linked to income under the federal exchanges, would be tied to age under Walker’s plan.

          

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