The Health Care Bill, Lots and Lots and Lots and Lots of Taxes

By December 21, 2009Health Care, Taxation

Americans for Tax Reform is keeping a list of the tax provisions in the Senate health care bill, a half-trillion-dollars in tax increases, “NEWS: Comprehensive List of Tax Hikes in Reid-Obama Health Bill UPDATED.”

Updated? Oh, yes, here’s what passes for improvement in the bill:

STRICKEN: Tax on Cosmetic Medical Procedures (Page 2045/Sec. 9017/$5.8 bil/Jan 2010): New 5% excise tax on elective cosmetic surgery to be paid by the surgery patient.

REPLACED BY: Tax on Indoor Tanning Services (Page 373 of Manager’s amendment/$2.7 billion/July 1, 2010): New 10% excise tax on indoor tanning salons.


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