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April 23, 2014

Brown attacks medical device tax in Salem visit

Shaheen agrees, but approaches differ


“It’s a job killer,” he said.

Brown said states, not the federal government, are best able to manage health care.

“This is part of how Obamacare is hurting businesses in New Hampshire,” Brown said. “I think the states can do it more efficiently.”

He said the Affordable Care Act is preventing people from receiving easier access to low-cost health care.

Although Shaheen also opposes the tax, Brown questioned the senator’s efforts to eliminate the measure through amendments.

While speaking to reporters, Brown also chastised Shaheen for her support of the act, accusing her of not reading the legislation.

After Brown’s hourlong visit, state Democrats issued a statement critical of Brown’s call to repeal the Affordable Care Act, saying it would hurt Granite State residents who would benefit through the expansion of Medicaid.

“If Scott Brown had his way, 58,000 people across New Hampshire wouldn’t stand to be receiving health care coverage under a bipartisan plan to expand Medicaid," N.H. Democratic Party spokeswoman Julie McClain said. “Brown’s ‘repeal’ agenda may work for the likes of Big Oil’s AFP and Wall Street special interests, but here in New Hampshire, it would be devastating for 58,000 people.”





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