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Obamacare May Hike Your Petís Health Care Bills
http://blog.heritage.org/ ^

Posted on 12/07/2012 2:40:14 PM PST by jakerobins

American health care consumers aren’t the only ones who will be hit by slated Obamacare tax hikes. Medical bills for their pets may go up as well.

According to a rule published Friday by the Internal Revenue Service, some medical devices used in veterinary practices will be hit by Obamacare’s 2.3 percent device tax. Many of their manufacturers are expected to hike prices, meaning higher veterinary costs for the nation’s pet owners.

The tax will not hit devices that are used exclusively for veterinary purposes. But a host of such devices are manufactured for use in both human health care and veterinary practices. Those devices’ manufacturers will have to pay the tax.

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The Wicked Witch (Nancy Pelosi) says...Well get you! and your little dog too...
1 posted on 12/07/2012 2:40:18 PM PST by jakerobins
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Ha! If it moves...tax it!


2 posted on 12/07/2012 2:45:50 PM PST by Huskrrrr
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He’s not dead, he’s just resting.


3 posted on 12/07/2012 2:53:02 PM PST by rfp1234 (Arguing with a liberal is like playing chess with a pigeon.)
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Maybe we need a million dog march to use the White House fence, along with their owners and torches and pitchforks.
4 posted on 12/07/2012 2:53:02 PM PST by Truth29
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Maybe we need a million dog march to use the White House fence, along with their owners and torches and pitchforks.

Dogs, forks, and fire. At the Whitehouse. This is not going to end well, I fear.

5 posted on 12/07/2012 2:56:06 PM PST by tacticalogic ("Oh, bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered his last round.)
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To: jakerobins

EBT users in California have no worries, just found out they get dog food vouchers, so probably vet vouchers also.


6 posted on 12/07/2012 2:56:56 PM PST by easternsky
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RedNeck Dog is Ready...(Clinging to guns and religion)
7 posted on 12/07/2012 2:59:22 PM PST by jakerobins
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Well, they are just like members of the family - no?


8 posted on 12/07/2012 3:11:00 PM PST by Libloather (The epitome of civility.)
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What! You mean my dog is not going to be covered under Obamacare?


9 posted on 12/07/2012 3:18:06 PM PST by TruthWillWin (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other peoples money.)
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They sure are! And like members of the family if Republicans try and cut Obamacare in the future the Dems and MSM will not only accuse you of trying to kill Grandma but loveable old rover too!


10 posted on 12/07/2012 3:23:15 PM PST by jakerobins
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Our drugs and equipment have increased in prices significantly since Obama’s first election. Some drugs have increased prices as much as 1000% (no kidding). We are not immune to the idiocy and effects of Obamacare. I cannot see how a new graduate can afford to make a living and pay off student loans from professional school with the economic climate as it is.
11 posted on 12/07/2012 3:25:13 PM PST by vetvetdoug
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Maybe we need a million dog march

Good idea. March and demand free doggie care for life. Dems should take advantage of the huge and powerful dog owner voter block. Free dog care would guarantee them lifetime votes from this block of voters.

I say raise the price of cat care to pay for this. Maybe a temporary surcharge on cat visits to vets, then review in 10 years. Cats have nine lives. Let’s be fair. Cats need to pay their fair share.


12 posted on 12/07/2012 3:44:23 PM PST by Joan Kerrey
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Maybe we need a million dog march

Lunch for Zero?


13 posted on 12/07/2012 4:01:54 PM PST by Kozak (The Republic is dead. I do not owe what we have any loyalty, wealth or sympathy.)
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To: jakerobins

Queen of the Universe had her annual check up this week so she’s good for a while.


14 posted on 12/07/2012 4:02:36 PM PST by bgill (We've passed the point of no return. Welcome to Al Amerika.)
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They’ve got a fix for that. Here in Oregon they passed a law that says a vet cannot treat a small animal that has not had a check-up in the last 12 months. So if your dog or cat was injured somehow & you rushed it to the vet, you would be refused service if it hadn’t had the annual check-up.

No one heard about this & it snuck in for small animals. The legislature then tried to do the same for large animals & the farmers & horse-owners raised holy h*ll & got it stopped.


15 posted on 12/07/2012 4:15:55 PM PST by Twotone (Marte Et Clypeo)
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I'm far more worried about the fact that,under OsamaObamaCare,my parents will be given a pain pill rather than the cardiac pacemaker that their doctor recommends.
16 posted on 12/07/2012 4:16:55 PM PST by Gay State Conservative (Benghazi: What Did Baraq Know And When Did He Know It?)
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I miss my half Snowshoe Cat (her mother is grey and white), Whitey, who hissed at and clawed the TV screen when OBummer came on. She passed in October at the age of 11 to join her two brothers, G.W. (Dubya) and Greystone, at the Rainbow Bridge. Here is a pic of Whitey, she's on the right, her mother is on the left. I still have two cats, Spunky, the mother and Rascal.

Whitey and Spunky
17 posted on 12/07/2012 4:19:11 PM PST by Nowhere Man (Whitey, I miss you so much. Take care, pretty girl. (4-15-2001 - 10-12-2012))
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All One Needs To Know About OsamaObamaCare
18 posted on 12/07/2012 4:20:52 PM PST by Gay State Conservative (Benghazi: What Did Baraq Know And When Did He Know It?)
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To: Joan Kerrey

Nah, we cat people are affected too. We need to unite with the dog people and others, not only a million dog march but also a million cat march. Reptile and bird people can join in too, we need to unite and not divide, that is what Obongo does. Whitey, my departed Snowshoe, would be proud of that.


19 posted on 12/07/2012 4:22:20 PM PST by Nowhere Man (Whitey, I miss you so much. Take care, pretty girl. (4-15-2001 - 10-12-2012))
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Sadly under Obamacare statutes Cats can no longer HAZ CHEEZBURGER. Head Food Nazi Moochelle has decreed.......


20 posted on 12/07/2012 5:27:00 PM PST by jakerobins
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