Device Tax Repeal Introduced In Graham-Cassidy-Heller-Johnson Bill
Four Republican Senators Sept. 13 introduced a medical device-tax repeal provision as part of Affordable Care Act reform legislation, known as the Graham-Cassidy-Heller-Johnson proposal.
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