Senate Bill Contains "Facelift Tax"
The Wall St. Journal reports the new Senate health care bill imposes a 5% tax on receipients of elective plastic surgery.
The tax would fall on the individuals who undergo the procedures. If they don’t pay it when they’re billed for their surgery, then it falls to the provider who performed the procedure.
Who gets the most plastic surgery? It's not the young.
Then there's the tax on "Cadillac health plans" defined as health care plans with premiums over $8,500 a year. The insurer pays it, but to recoup it, won't they just reduce benefits the plan provides? Anthem already sent out a letter that when renewed, my plan will no longer cover 100% of prescriptions. I bet this tax on Cadillac plans results in the plans becoming Chevys. [More...]
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