Senate Looks To Plastic Surgery Tax To Cover Health Costs

July 28, 2009

US (ChattahBox) – A new tax may be imposed on surgery being done for purely cosmetic purposes, in order to create some much needed revenue to fund the Obama health overhaul plan.

The tax would be a 10% increase on all surgical procedures that have no medical basis, and are deemed to be unnecessary to assist in the treatment of an existing condition.

This means rhinoplasty, lip-suction, face lifts, and perhaps even botox and other non-invasive, out patient treatments could cost a little more to give Americans health care for less.

This tax would most likely not be imposed on those who have had a form of disfigurement that has to be corrected.

The tax has not yet been decided, but the overall tone within the Senate is positive.

The tax would be similar to that of New Jersey, which has a 6% tax on all cosmetic surgery.



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