“Backers said repealing the medical device tax will spur innovation from small device companies and that repeal of the health insurance tax will lower premiums.”

If any of that actually happens, then I will gladly apologize for my analysis. I really have no intention of misleading anyone. I read those words just like you did, and to me it seemed like similar justification used for cutting the taxes of the rich. I don’t think premiums will be lowered, just like economics don’t trickle down. I don’t think this was designed to help small business, I think it was designed to help big corporations save some money that’s going to go right in to the pockets of their CEO’s and other higher ups. I’m truly sorry if you didn’t like what I had to say, but it didn’t come from a malicious place. I just interpreted those words differently. Again, if this ends up actually being better for the American people than I will publish a piece about it, and how my initial analysis was wrong.

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