Video: Trump v. Clinton On Device Tax
With the US Election Day just weeks away, policy experts representing the Democratic and Republican tickets spoke to AdvaMed 2016 attendees in Minneapolis about the presidential candidates' positions on the medical device excise tax.
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Industry Gives Big Money To GOP Senators Backing Device Reforms, But Buys Into Clinton Over Trump, 14-1
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