Higher vet bills from Obamacare

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tohurt1Thanks to Obamacare, the next time you bring Fido or Fluffy to the vet, it’ll cost you more.
CBS Miami reports, March 11, 2013, that dog owner Lori Heiselman was surprised when her veterinarian posted a warning on Facebook, which reads: “Because medical equipment and supplies will be going up in cost, that extra expense will have to be passed on to the customers.”
Why the increase? It’s part of a new 2.3% federal excise tax on certain medical devices that just went into effect. The tax will help fund Obamacare, or the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Although medical device manufacturers pay the tax, a recent survey found more than half plan to pass it along.
Although medical devices used only on animals are exempt from this new Obamacare tax, vets do use certain human medical devices that are taxed. Those are devices that have a dual use, meaning they can be used on people and animals, such as IV pumps, sterile scalpels and anesthesia equipment.
The American Veterinary Medical Association represents 82,000 vets. At this point, they don’t know how much this new tax will indirectly cost them. The organizations members are waiting to hear from more device makers.
But some vets already are saying they can’t afford it. Dr. Mike Hatcher is one of them. He explained, “I’m extremely concerned how this is going to be a hidden tax to our consumers that is going to be passed on.”
Elections have consequences.
To all pet-owners whose votes last November ensured the POS’ reelection, I hope you’re happy.
~Eowyn

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0 responses to “Higher vet bills from Obamacare

  1. Thank you Dr. Eowyn for this interesting post. Obamatax is going to cost the American people more than they would ever have imagined, and now, we know that our veterinarians will be forced to pass on extra costs to us for the reasons above-mentioned. Therefore, not only are people adversely affected, but our animals as well. Ya, are you happy Obama supporters?

     
  2. You own this, left/libtards, not Bush.

     
  3. “they don’t know how much this new tax will indirectly cost them.”????
    2.3% or maybe a wee bit more.
    Hello out there. Any time you tax a business that business is going to pass the tax along to….guess who….the consumer.
    Businesses don’t pay taxes. Well they do but then they charge us what ever it costs them. Those criminals up there in Washington that are making the laws know that it is just smoke and mirrors as to who’s paying.

     
  4. Laser, just took pooch to vet. Annual Bordello shot (I think distemper)
    Poop check..LOL and check for worms. Throw in exam. $ 148.00
    I’ll have to check, but don’t remember it being that high last yr.

     

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