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Obama Stands By Medical Device Tax, Despite Bipartisan Opposition

8:02 PM, Dec 13, 2012 • By DANIEL HALPER
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President Barack Obama said that he stands by the medical device tax in Obamacare, despite growing bipartisan opposition:

"No," Obama told WCCO in an interview today, when asked whether he's changed his mind about the medical device tax. "And here's why: The health care bill is going to provide those medical device companies 30 million new customers. It's going to be great for business. And they're doing really well right now."

Both Democratic senators from Minnesota, Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken, oppose the tax. WCCO, the station that conducted the interview, is a Minnesota station.

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