ASPS Objects to Cosmetic Surgery Tax; Urges Action

Members of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons sent out a special bulletin today, urging other members to voice opposition to the 5 percent cosmetic procedures tax that was added to the healthcare reform bill Wednesday.

Due to the often-unclear distinction between cosmetic and reconstructive surgeries, and the fact that nearly 90 percent of cosmetic procedures are done on women, The ASPS has labeled the tax plan “discriminatory, arbitrary, and a potential auditing nightmare.”

According to the New York Times, “the tax would be paid by patients, but collected by doctors and clinics and forwarded to the government.”  Those patients – who are often middle class working females – would generate (a projected) $5 billion towards the $849 billion healthcare reform bill over the next ten years.

ASPS members are being asked to contact their representatives in congress or login at capitolconnect.com to take action.




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