Governor Pence talks about the impact of health care taxes coming to Indiana

South Bend, Ind. Tuesday brought reaction to the partial shut-down of the federal government.

According to Indiana Governor Mike Pence, the ordeal might be worth it, if it produces at least one change to the Federal Health Care program known as Obamacare.

During a stop in South Bend Tuesday, the Governor said he has lobbied for the repeal of a tax on medical devices that could prove harmful to the state's economy.

“Nearly 50 percent of the medical device industry in the world is here in Indiana and when Obamacare included a tax increase on medical devices that was particularly harmful to industries that employ some 20,000 Hoosiers and also hold a great promise for our economy in the future,” says Indiana Governor Mike Pence.

Governor Pence is still evaluating all the ways in which the partial shut-down could impact Indiana. Although he has already decided that the state will pay to keep civilian employees of the Indiana National Guard on the job.


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