Minnesota lawmaker leads hearing to oppose tax on device firms

10/19/2009 | Star Tribune (Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minn.)

Rep. Erik Paulsen, R-Minn., arranged a hearing to allow patients and officials from medical-device firms in the state to air their opposition to a provision in the Senate health reform bill that would order device makers to pay $40 billion in taxes over 10 years. Attendees said such a proposal would affect innovation and result in job losses, among other consequences.

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