Cosmetic Surgery Tax
Posted November 30, 2009 in Plastic Surgery
Cosmetic Surgery Tax: What does it mean for the consumer?
BUFFALO, NY – The Senate health reform bill includes a 5 percent cosmetic procedures tax. Does this make you angry? Well I am mad as hell. Government spending is out of control and the public pays the price. This is a discriminatory tax mainly levied against women. According to the ASPS, 86% of cosmetic surgery patients are women.
Research has shown that 60% of the respondents in a recent cosmetic surgery survey, who plan on having a cosmetic surgery procedure, have an annual household income of $30,000 to $60,000. Only 10% have an income over $90,000. This data refutes any claims that cosmetic surgery is for the wealthy only.
I encourage all readers to take action by contacting their Congressmen to oppose this provision in the Senate health reform bill. Please voice your disapproval for this provision.