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Obamacare May Bite You At The Vetís Office
http://miami.cbslocal.com/ ^ | March 12, 2013 | CBS Miami

Posted on 03/12/2013 6:59:11 PM PDT by Biggirl

MIAMI (CBSMiami) — Pet owners listen up: You may want to start saving more money for veterinarian care this year. The reason goes all the way back to Washington and an unintended consequence from medical reform.

(Excerpt) Read more at miami.cbslocal.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 0care; abortion; cat; deathpanels; democrats; dog; govtabuse; kittyping; obamacare; pets; veterinarian; zerocare
Obamacare will even effect pets. Not good. :(=^..^=
1 posted on 03/12/2013 6:59:11 PM PDT by Biggirl
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To: Biggirl
Osama Obama will never,*ever* have to pay a nickel...or wait for 5 minutes...for the very finest health care available on earth.
2 posted on 03/12/2013 7:03:29 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative ("Progressives" toss the word "racist" around like chimps toss their feces)
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To: Biggirl
Just in from my Dog.


3 posted on 03/12/2013 7:04:33 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: AnAmericanMother; Titan Magroyne; Badeye; SandRat; arbooz; potlatch; afraidfortherepublic; ...
WOOOF!

Computer Hope

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4 posted on 03/12/2013 7:08:27 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: Joe 6-pack; Biggirl

Yeah, I read about this on Drudge earlier. Now I regret not getting some blood tests done on my Yorkie, instead of fooling around so long. I imagine the Vets will do an ‘overall’ price increase.


5 posted on 03/12/2013 7:26:34 PM PDT by potlatch (~be content with small victories and simple pleasures~)
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To: Biggirl

I rescue city strays. Now I have to pay more for the gift of life I give them? It will probably not stop my rescue but halt my spay, neuter and inoculations.


6 posted on 03/12/2013 7:26:46 PM PDT by Bronzy
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To: Biggirl
they had to pass it to find out whats in it...
7 posted on 03/12/2013 7:28:20 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Chode

I actually LOVE this...make it go viral!
Talk about galvanizing the low information voters!

This IS the issue!


8 posted on 03/12/2013 7:33:50 PM PDT by acapesket
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To: Biggirl

He’s a bastard coated Bastard, with Bastard filling. grrr.


9 posted on 03/12/2013 7:37:32 PM PDT by Shadowstrike (Be polite, Be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks Biggirl.


10 posted on 03/12/2013 7:41:19 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: Biggirl

Well, that’s just hunky dory. :(

It will not, however, stop my plan to plead with my vet to take me on as a patient. He’s an old “country” vet that has the best diagnostic talents and conservative treatments I have ever seen.


11 posted on 03/12/2013 7:54:23 PM PDT by berdie
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To: Pride in the USA; Stillwaters

ping


12 posted on 03/12/2013 8:12:25 PM PDT by lonevoice (Today I broke my personal record for most consecutive days lived)
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To: Bronzy

Dems who f#$% with peoples’ pets will get bit very hard in the ballot box in 2014 - and beyond.


13 posted on 03/12/2013 8:27:28 PM PDT by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: Chode

” they had to pass it to find out whats in it...”

At least the animals had an excuse, being incapable of reading, as opposed to being lazy and stupid people.


14 posted on 03/12/2013 8:29:21 PM PDT by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: The Antiyuppie
pretty much...
15 posted on 03/12/2013 8:41:43 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Biggirl; Slings and Arrows; Glenn; republicangel; Beaker; BADROTOFINGER; etabeta; asgardshill; ...
"If the State wanted you to have a pet it would issue you one, Comrade. Now silence, or to the Death Panel with you!"


16 posted on 03/12/2013 8:48:46 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: acapesket; Grampa Dave; tubebender; Carry_Okie; ElkGroveDan; ScottinSacto; BOBTHENAILER; ...
I don't know... I doesn't look good for humans either!!!

This AP article should probably be posted on it's own thread: read it and cringe!!!

17 posted on 03/12/2013 9:34:14 PM PDT by SierraWasp (Mark Twain said: "It's easier to fool someone than to convince them they've been fooled!!!)
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To: SandRat

LOL!!! There’s one smart dog!!!


18 posted on 03/12/2013 10:17:47 PM PDT by justiceseeker93
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To: Slings and Arrows

19 posted on 03/12/2013 10:48:16 PM PDT by boatbums (God is ready to assume full responsibility for the life wholly yielded to Him.)
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To: boatbums

I’ve known dogs like that.


20 posted on 03/12/2013 10:50:19 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: berdie
It will not, however, stop my plan to plead with my vet to take me on as a patient. He’s an old “country” vet that has the best diagnostic talents and conservative treatments I have ever seen.

Uh, before you do that...

...have you seen the length of his glove?

21 posted on 03/12/2013 10:54:21 PM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: piasa

There is no “good length” of a glove.

Vet or doctor.

Nada, zilch...:)


22 posted on 03/12/2013 11:06:36 PM PDT by berdie
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To: Gay State Conservative; SierraWasp

You can BET that Obama will NEVER sign up for it. From Wasp’s link in post 17:

- Pro: If you apply online, you’re supposed to be able to get near-instantaneous verification of your identity, income, and citizenship or immigration status. An online government clearinghouse called the Data Services Hub will ping Social Security for birth records, IRS for income data and Homeland Security for immigration status. “That is a brand new thing in the world,” said Karp.


23 posted on 03/12/2013 11:23:00 PM PDT by 21twelve ("We've got the guns, and we got the numbers" adapted and revised from Jim M.)
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To: Bronzy

Work with a local no-kill rescue in regards to the vet medical expensives.


24 posted on 03/13/2013 2:45:10 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: Biggirl

What does Obama do every morning?

He has a meeting with certain key progressives and they research current trends of what best to take away from the American citizen, what item, luxury, treat of object the people hold dear to their hearts, and they discuss ways to tax it, kill it, make it illegal or such.

Anything that raises hope and morale is high on their list, its ALL he does, every.

Except when he goes golfing.


25 posted on 03/13/2013 2:50:50 AM PDT by Eye of Unk
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To: Biggirl

The stated goal of communists, progressives, eco-warriors, et al. is to reduce the population to a more “manageable” size through restrictions like 1-child policies. What’s to stop them from trying to control our pet ownership through regulations and cost?

If people can’t afford to care for their pets, they could be thrown in jail for “animal cruelty,” so fewer people will own pets. That means police departments will have one less target when they bash your door down in the middle of the night.


26 posted on 03/13/2013 4:53:46 AM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: rarestia

I sense though that people will resist to this out-of-control government, mark my words.


27 posted on 03/13/2013 5:24:41 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: Biggirl
Obamacare is tough on dogs, too
28 posted on 03/13/2013 7:09:27 AM PDT by pabianice
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To: Slings and Arrows

I like the idea of The Exile Planet, re. “The Time Patrol” stories.


29 posted on 03/13/2013 7:11:28 AM PDT by pabianice
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To: rarestia
That means police departments will have one less target when they bash your door down in the middle of the night.

The NAZIS did the same during WWII.

30 posted on 03/13/2013 7:16:10 AM PDT by Carry_Okie (The environment is too complex and too important to be "protected" by government.)
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To: Bronzy

Our brilliant legislators here in blue Oregon passed a law essentially requiring an annual check-up for dogs & cats. Your vet cannot treat an animal brought in for an emergency if they didn’t have that check-up. I wonder how many pets were ‘disposed of’ when their owners realized they’d have that expense every year.


31 posted on 03/13/2013 7:33:56 AM PDT by Twotone (Marte Et Clypeo)
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To: Biggirl

Vet expenses are outrageous ....this is going to make it worse. More and more people will abandon their pets.


32 posted on 03/13/2013 9:42:29 AM PDT by Fawn (In a World of Information, Ignorance is a Choice.)
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To: Carry_Okie

Seeing the Nazification of America is pretty amazing, eh?


33 posted on 03/13/2013 10:22:28 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Jack Hydrazine
Seeing the Nazification of America is pretty amazing, eh?

Not so much other than the rate. With the left owning every institution of public indoctrination, it's pretty predictable.

34 posted on 03/13/2013 12:09:58 PM PDT by Carry_Okie (An economy is not a zero-sum game, but politics is.)
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To: Marcella
Why the increase? Its part of a new 2.3-percent federal excise tax on certain medical devices that just went into effect. The tax will help fund the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, commonly known as Obamacare, intended for people, not pets. Manufacturers pay the tax, but a recent survey found more than half plan to pass it along.

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How does this work? Medical devices used only on animals are exempt. However, items including IV pumps, sterile scalpels and anesthesia equipment, which are medical devices that have a dual use, meaning they can be used on people and animals, will be taxed. Hatcher said, “Putting off an equipment purchase is something that can terribly affect our clients’ ability to have quality care.”


Well, I'll pay the increase because my furkids are worth it. But I will complain loudly every step of the way.
35 posted on 03/13/2013 12:59:03 PM PDT by yorkiemom
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To: Biggirl
I sense though that people will resist to this out-of-control government, mark my words.

I hope you are right. But I don't have the same faith in the ignorance sheeple I've run into. Certainly there are the exceptions - and I hope they are just quietly waiting and that there are more of them than I see and talk to.
36 posted on 03/13/2013 1:01:35 PM PDT by yorkiemom
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To: Twotone
Our brilliant legislators here in blue Oregon passed a law essentially requiring an annual check-up for dogs & cats. Your vet cannot treat an animal brought in for an emergency if they didn’t have that check-up. I wonder how many pets were ‘disposed of’ when their owners realized they’d have that expense every year.

My vet said I don't need to come in every year any more - since the vaccines are now good for 3 years. He left it up to me to come in for a checkup or not. I will hate it when he retires :(
37 posted on 03/13/2013 1:02:58 PM PDT by yorkiemom
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To: Biggirl

38 posted on 03/15/2013 6:34:17 AM PDT by 4Liberty (Some on our "Roads & Bridges" head to the beach. Others head to their offices, farms, libraries....)
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