|Obama Demands 2.3% PuppyCare Tax to End Sequester|
|by Tom McGregor||Tue, Mar 12, 2013, 03:22 AM|
President Barack Obama wants all Americans to feel the true pain of the Sequester, $85 billion in federal budget cuts. He's now declared war on American pet owners by implementing the ObamaCare PuppyCare Tax that would continue to be enforced until Congress ends the Sequester. Some pet owners are still saying "no" to the puppy tax even if the sequester must continue on.
According to DVM News, “veterinarians may notice an increase in the cost of some medical devices in 2013. A provision of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, the healthcare law signed by President Barack Obama in 2010, includes a 2.3 percent tax on the sale of medical devices by the manufacturer or importer.”
Despite veterinary healthcare not being addressed in the Affordable Care Act, equipment that is intended for human beings but also utilized in veterinary medicine, such as IV fluid pumps, endoscopes and cardiac monitors, would get taxed. However, devices sold solely for use in veterinary medicine would not be subject to the tax.
As reported by DVM News, “according to Section 201 (h) of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, a medical device is ‘an instrument, apparatus, implement, machine, contrivance, implant, in vitro reagent, or other similar or related article, including any component, part, or accessory …”
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