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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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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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To: AnAmericanMother; Titan Magroyne; Badeye; SandRat; arbooz; potlatch; afraidfortherepublic; ...
WOOOF!

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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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