- 86% of cosmetic surgery patients are working women and this 5% tax discriminates against these women.
- New Jersey is the only state to adopt a tax on elective medical procedures in 2004. There, they have experienced a 59% shortfall based on projected revenue estimates.
- The line between “cosmetic” and “reconstructive” surgery is often not clear and leaves the determination of medical necessity inappropriately up to state tax auditors
Saturday, December 12, 2009
Say "NO" to the Cosmetic Surgery Tax!!
As you may know, at the 11th hour, a 5% Excise Tax on Elective Cosmetic Medical Procedures was slipped in the Senate Health Reform bill. This tax would be effective January 1st, 2010. This mandatory 5% tax would be collected from YOU, the patient, for any cosmetic medical procedure performed, non- surgical or surgical. Below are several facts pertaining to this tax:
Posted by The Aesthetic Surgery Center at 8:56 AM