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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.

(Excerpt) Read more at blog.heritage.org ...


TOPICS: Front Page News; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: kittyping; sourcetitlenoturl
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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To: jakerobins

Ha! If it moves...tax it!


2 posted on 12/07/2012 2:45:50 PM PST by Huskrrrr
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To: jakerobins

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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To: jakerobins
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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To: Truth29
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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To: Truth29
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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To: jakerobins

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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To: jakerobins

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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To: Libloather

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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To: jakerobins
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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To: Truth29

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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To: Truth29

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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To: TruthWillWin

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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To: jakerobins
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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To: jakerobins
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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To: jakerobins
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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To: Nowhere Man

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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To: jakerobins

I LOVE that pooch!


21 posted on 12/07/2012 5:41:11 PM PST by bimboeruption (Clinging to my Bible and my HK.)
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To: jakerobins
According to the FDA, common “dual use” medical devices are “examination gloves, sterile catheters, infusion pumps, etc.”

I didn't realize their definition of medical "device" was so broad. Good grief. It appears they will apply this tax to medical supplies.

22 posted on 12/08/2012 4:28:50 PM PST by plain talk
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23 posted on 12/08/2012 4:33:36 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: jakerobins

Just because the pos, poseur pres likes to eat dogs, it doesn’t mean he has to tax them, too. Haven’t they suffered enough being chewed between his fat lips?


25 posted on 12/08/2012 4:44:44 PM PST by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: Pride in the USA; Stillwaters
According to the FDA, common “dual use” medical devices are “examination gloves, sterile catheters, infusion pumps, etc.”

They might as well just say it...everything that your veterinarian uses is a "dual use" medical device.

26 posted on 12/08/2012 5:06:20 PM PST by lonevoice (Today I broke my personal record for most consecutive days lived)
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To: jakerobins; Slings and Arrows; Glenn; republicangel; Beaker; BADROTOFINGER; etabeta; asgardshill; ..

27 posted on 12/08/2012 6:30:28 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: jakerobins

Muslims do not like dogs. Think they are unclean.


29 posted on 12/09/2012 5:33:21 AM PST by bergmeid (FUBO)
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To: lonevoice; Pride in the USA; Stillwaters
"sterile catheters,"

Sooooo, the non-sterile catheters will not be affected?

30 posted on 12/09/2012 7:27:20 AM PST by NoGrayZone (For evil to triumph it is only necessary for good men to do nothing.)
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To: Twotone

Outrageous!

That’s basically how people doctors have long since become, though - “you need to sign up for introductory physical” kind of garbage.


31 posted on 12/09/2012 7:48:42 AM PST by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: jakerobins

http://www.communityadvocate.com/2012/05/28/i-was-just-thinking-government-healthcares-tough-on-dogs-too/


32 posted on 12/09/2012 8:07:07 AM PST by pabianice (washington, dc ..)
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To: Joan Kerrey
Cats have nine lives.

Well it's only fair to redistribute some of those to the dogs.

33 posted on 12/09/2012 8:55:42 AM PST by PistolPaknMama
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To: jakerobins

Oh Crap. And here I was planning to get MY medical services from my veterinarian and Obama has now bolloxed that up too?

ARF ! ARF!

I wonder if Obama Portuguese Water Dog “Bo” is covered by the Federal Health Plan for humans? I rename him Bo-tox.’He has better health care than most of America and no death panel to boot!


34 posted on 12/09/2012 10:43:56 AM PST by Candor7 (Obama fascism article:(http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html))
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To: Twotone

I will bet you that the veterinarian association in Oregon is the source of that kind of a bill. They are pushing to force pet owners to have their cat/dog/hamster/snake ‘get a check up at least ONCE a year, and I remember seeing ads here in the Reno area where they were pushing for 2 checkups a year. “Teeth cleanings are only $150 for your dog or cat”. Such guilt trips are ridiculous. Such checkups can cost more than the last full physical I got in the early 80’s.

When will this same rule start to apply to Obamacare? IF you don’t get a full checkup every 12 months, you won’t get any care when you need it.

I am basically a healthy person. I don’t get full checkups because I really don’t need them. It is a waste of time for the doctor and money for me. That doctor needs to spend his/her time with people who really need them.


35 posted on 12/10/2012 10:42:02 AM PST by ridesthemiles
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To: jakerobins

I’m gonna try my best to feed my cats as well as I can. Good dry and canned food (Evo, Evanger’s, Fussie Cat, etc.); also cooked meat leftovers, maybe homemade reaw food in the future. One thing they like is when I roast a chicken, strip the meat off the carcass, cut it into chunks and mix with canned tuna. I also sometimes cook chunks of fresh frozen salmon, and they love it after being deboned. I figure that feeding them well will save money in the long term.


36 posted on 12/10/2012 8:38:28 PM PST by pbmaltzman
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