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Obamacare Tax Hikes To Hit 'Pacemakers, Prosthetics, Other Vital Medical Equipment'...
CNSNews.com ^ | November 30, 2012 | Craig Bannister

Posted on 11/30/2012 9:51:03 AM PST by CNSNews.com

Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) warns that the Obamacare tax hikes set to kick in at the start of 2013 are "a big part of the fiscal cliff" that will hurt those in need of vital medical equipment.

Today, Republican Study Committee Chairman Jim Jordan issued the following statement highlighting the $1.058 trillion in higher taxes coming from ObamaCare over the next ten years. Many of the tax increases take effect on January 1, 2013:

"ObamaCare raises taxes on middle-income families, employers and investors. It hikes taxes on people with no health insurance, people with too little insurance and people with too much. Taxes are even going up on pacemakers, prosthetics, and other vital medical equipment."

"The ObamaCare tax hikes are a big part of the fiscal cliff. Stopping them should be part of the solution."


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; Government
KEYWORDS: deathpanels; lifehate; medicaldevices; obamacare

1 posted on 11/30/2012 9:51:05 AM PST by CNSNews.com
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Sometimes people are encouraged to “vote with their feet” ... but this is not always possible.


2 posted on 11/30/2012 9:55:32 AM PST by ClearCase_guy (Global Warming is a religion, and I don't want to be taxed to pay for a faith that is not mine.)
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When Obama voters’ mothers and fathers start dying because of the rationing of Obamacare, the taxes on their needed medical devices and taxes on their ‘cadillac’ insurance plans, they will finally see what they have done to this once great nation...................


3 posted on 11/30/2012 9:57:22 AM PST by Red Badger (Lincoln freed the slaves. Obama just got them ALL back......................)
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There is so much that is ill-conceived, unfair, unworkable, costly and just wrong in the ‘Obamacare’ monstrosity... and we are hearing about it only in dribs and drabs!!

This is what happens when you “...pass it and find out what's in it later”

AND Republicans are still sitting there like a bunch of mute, halfwits.... until the house falls on them (and us)!!!!

4 posted on 11/30/2012 9:59:59 AM PST by SMARTY ("The man who has no inner-life is a slave to his surroundings. "Henri Frederic Amiel)
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Just watch. Preemie ICUs will be gradually uncovered and have to shut down. We are already seeing care denied to seniors.

Obie wants the weak to die as quickly as possible.

Never forget, this is the same person who voted repeatedly to deny care to the baby that survives an abortion. Just let them die on a metal table. One more cold blooded SOB he is.

5 posted on 11/30/2012 10:00:18 AM PST by gov_bean_ counter (Hope and Change has become Attack and Obfuscate.)
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Hardest hit? The taxpayers.

Most affected? Those who can't get what they need because the devices will be rationed.

6 posted on 11/30/2012 10:07:01 AM PST by Slyfox (The key to Marxism is medicine - V. Lenin)
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Glad I got my pacemaker last month.

Knew there had to be a bright side to having that procedure done. Now I know what it was.


7 posted on 11/30/2012 10:12:34 AM PST by Breyean
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To: Red Badger

“When Obama voters’ mothers and fathers start dying because of the rationing of Obamacare, the taxes on their needed medical devices and taxes on their ‘cadillac’ insurance plans, they will finally see what they have done to this once great nation...................”

Many of the Obama voters don’t know her their fathers are so they won’t care about what happens to the sperm donor. Given that many of them are raised by their grandmothers, they’ll probably only care about their mothers if granny isn’t around to babysit and they rely on mom. To the extent these voters rely on Medicaid they won’t care about taxes on private cadillac plans or medical devices since they will have no visibility of these taxes. It is all free to them.

The only thing about Obamacare that may make these people angry is having to wait longer for care. No doubt the government will figure this out and start forcing doctors to practice in the public health centers and hospital emergency rooms where the urban voters get their care.

With respect to the cadillac plans of public and private sector union workers, the taxes have already been delayed and will be postponed again when the deadline approaches for them being taxed. The cost of taxes on medical devices will be passed through to the government or the company by the union plan.

The wealthy Democrat elites (politicians, academics, trust fund babies, media stars, and Wall Street bankers will be able to afford exclusive private clinics that are invisible and inaccessible to the middle class. No doubt the major university hospitals will have special wards with a different level of care.

To most Obama voters, health care will be wonderful in coming years.


8 posted on 11/30/2012 10:14:42 AM PST by Soul of the South
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Gees! Speaking as an amputee they really are taxing us and arm and a leg
9 posted on 11/30/2012 10:16:08 AM PST by tophat9000 (American is Barack Oaken)
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How better to make healthcare more AFFORDABLE than taxing medical equipment?? snort


10 posted on 11/30/2012 10:19:51 AM PST by CMailBag
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To: Slyfox

400 MA companies in this field and the dimwits voted Scott Brown out who was trying to save these jobs.


11 posted on 11/30/2012 10:24:25 AM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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12 posted on 11/30/2012 10:34:14 AM PST by RedMDer (Please support Toys for Tots this CHRISTmas season.)
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To: massgopguy
MA is a funny state. Scott Brown ran as an independent. He emphasized that he voted with the Republicans close to 50% of the time and voted with the Democrats close to 50% of the time. He found prominant MA Democrats (like Ray Flynn)who supported him and he put them on TV in ads tells MA voters why Scott Brown could get things done for the state.

And the voters rejected him -- because he was an extemist. A zealous right-winger. A "teabagger".

They felt much more comfortable with someone like Elizabeth Warren.

13 posted on 11/30/2012 10:36:04 AM PST by ClearCase_guy (Global Warming is a religion, and I don't want to be taxed to pay for a faith that is not mine.)
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A friend who works for the Medical Device association here in DC told me that new products / devices that were already in the works will continue research and development for the next five years. All future new r&d will happen overseas b/c the taxes placed on medical devices under Obamacare. This is his livelihood yet he voted for Obama. Go figure...


14 posted on 11/30/2012 10:42:07 AM PST by clarissaexplainsitall
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A friend who works for the Medical Device association here in DC told me that new products / devices that were already in the works will continue research and development for the next five years. All future new r&d will happen overseas b/c the taxes placed on medical devices under Obamacare. This is his livelihood yet he voted for Obama. Go figure...


15 posted on 11/30/2012 10:42:22 AM PST by clarissaexplainsitall
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I work for a “medical device manufacturer” and the early estimate is Obamacare’s hidden medical device manufacturer tax will hit us to the tune of $40 million annually.
yeah, can’t wait for the layoffs.


16 posted on 11/30/2012 10:43:49 AM PST by SparkyBass
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The Obama Wooden Leg Tax.

Sounds like a political winner to me /sarc


17 posted on 11/30/2012 11:24:43 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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Individual pieces of Obamacare should have been made major issues of the campaign to simplify and show just how much in harms the “ordinary American”...not just collectively referring to the bill as “Obamacare” and how you want to “repeal it”. You have to explain WHY it has to be repealed. This should have been hit up on as the “Obama medical device tax” (or whatever Congressmember supported it) and explain how it harms the sick and injured who need this care - because it does - not only by making it more expensive, but also less available because the companies are scaling back operations (which also results in people losing their jobs and prevents new jobs from being created).

Once that narrative has run its course, move on to how to the bill took away choice of lenders for college students taking out student loans.

Then move on to how it blocked the construction of new hospitals - perhaps show someone arriving to a vacant lot for treatment where a medical center could have stood.

Then how it has taken away health insurance policies at low cost for poor college students.

Took away child only health insurance policies. And so on. Simplify and illustrate with real world examples people can actually understand. That was a completely lost art this election cycle and extremely frustrating.


18 posted on 11/30/2012 11:31:55 AM PST by Republican Wildcat
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To: ClearCase_guy

Some of my friends who vote straight Dem tickets say it was a “great day for America”. I ask them what that means. They have no answer.


19 posted on 11/30/2012 11:35:21 AM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: Breyean
Glad I got my pacemaker last month.

Now you get to start worrying about how long it will last.

Unfortunately, no black market in pacers (AFAIK).

20 posted on 11/30/2012 11:43:44 AM PST by steve86 (Acerbic by Nature, not NurtureĀ™)
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If you want less of something, tax it.

Fewer medical devices means more dead Americans.

Just another version of Agenda 21.

21 posted on 11/30/2012 12:00:34 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Labor unions are the Communist Party of the USA.)
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To: gov_bean_ counter
"Obie wants the weak to die as quickly as possible."

Under private enterprise, these unfortunates can be objects of profit if the pricing is done right. Under Obozocare, they are simply costs and must be eliminated.

22 posted on 11/30/2012 12:25:30 PM PST by I am Richard Brandon
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
Hmmm. Seeing a business opportunity for prosthetic time share...
23 posted on 11/30/2012 12:30:20 PM PST by gov_bean_ counter (Hope and Change has become Attack and Obfuscate.)
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To: steve86

I’ll just get one off EBAY.


24 posted on 11/30/2012 5:04:15 PM PST by Breyean
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