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Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Congress Considers "Botax" -- 10% Tax on Plastic Surgery to Fund Health Care Reform

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It would be interesting to design the mechanism to determine which surgeries are purely cosmetic and which have some medical benefit and are therefore "reconstructive."

Hornets' nest.

Posted by: save_the_rustbelt | Jul 28, 2009 3:34:44 PM

Nancy Pelosi could single-handedly fund healthcare reform.

Posted by: Anonymous | Jul 28, 2009 4:53:07 PM

How are you gonna tax something that's gonna be free?

Posted by: Bhagwani | Jul 28, 2009 7:05:46 PM

It would be interesting to design the mechanism to determine which surgeries are purely cosmetic and which have some medical benefit and are therefore "reconstructive."

Doesn't the federal government already have to do this with Medicare, Medicaid, CHIP, federal employees', soldiers' and veterans' health care? I wish people would stop acting as though the government isn't already far sunk into the health care business. Reagan tried the "if we let government do this it will be the death of freedom" shtick on Medicare decades ago, and it didn't work then even when it was the AMA funding him.

Posted by: PG | Jul 28, 2009 7:26:43 PM

How many women will die because they have been forced to go to dangerous back alley clinics? Keep Botox safe, rare and legal!

Posted by: Rix | Jul 28, 2009 9:45:17 PM

Can they tax abortions too?

Once you cross one line in taxing medical procedures, where is it going to end?

Hey, while I am thinking along these lines ...
If I am on the Democrat's health care program, and I have to pay a co-pay, is that co-pay really a tax on my government provided medical services?

Posted by: Borris | Jul 29, 2009 5:16:13 AM

Currently there is one state, New Jersey, that has already passed a "Botax" and while it has not been proved to be a cash cow it has also not been prohibitive of people getting botox in New Jersey as a tank of gas to New York would cost more than the tax. This is a sound proposal and should be carefully considered.

Posted by: Botox User | Jul 29, 2009 11:08:11 PM

The medical aesthetics industry is under attack!

The US Government is pushing for 10% Plastic Surgery Tax on cosmetic procedures which are not deemed medically necessary.

This includes Botox, Liposuction, Rhinoplasty, Teeth Whitening, Face Lift, Tummy Tuck and more!

Your action is needed now! Help us stop the 10% Plastic Surgery Tax!

Sign the STOP Bo-Tax petition today!

http://www.stopbotax.org/

Posted by: Stop Botax | Jul 31, 2009 2:01:10 PM

STOP Plastic Surgery Tax

The medical aesthetics industry is under attack!

The US Government is pushing for 10% Plastic Surgery Tax on cosmetic procedures which are not deemed medically necessary.

This includes Botox, Liposuction, Rhinoplasty, Teeth Whitening, Face Lift, Tummy Tuck and more!

Your action is needed now! Help us stop the 10% Plastic Surgery Tax!

Sign the STOP Bo-Tax petition today!

http://www.stopbotax.org/

Posted by: Philip Kujawski | Aug 1, 2009 12:58:28 AM