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'Bo-Tax' for Health-Care Reform?

Thursday, 19 November 2009

Plastic surgeons are hoping to nip a proposed 5% excise tax for elective cosmetic procedures from the health-reform measure Senate Democrats plan to vote on this week. Plastic surgeons are worried the tax could discourage people from seeking their services. And as medical tourism overseas increases in response to lower prices for a range of surgical procedures, Boss fears the proposed tax could lure more people seeking elective cosmetic surgery to venture abroad.

www.businessweek.com/bwdaily/dnflash/content/nov2009/db20091119_406312.htm