As the Senate attempts to suck the fat out of the 2,000-plus-page health care reform bill, there is one provision that donkeys are fighting to keep intact. Democrats have proposed a way to nip and tuck a few Benjamins to help pay for the health care reform plan. I’ll give you a hint—it doesn’t have to do with abortions, mammograms, or pap smears—or any procedures women actually need. They plan to raise $5 billion over the next 10 years by taxing 5 percent on all cosmetic surgery procedures. Want a tummy tuck, silicon bubbies, or some warm botulism injected into your face? Under this provision, you’ll have to pay a tax. Reconstructive surgeries due to cancer or injury would not be subject to the tax. Naturally the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery is against this “Botax.” So what do you think? Is the “Botax” a good idea? [NY Daily News] Keep reading »
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- Jon Gosselin has been ordered to return $180,000 in marital funds to Kate Gosselin by Oct. 26. If he doesn’t give it back, he faces contempt charges. [MSNBC]
- U.K. Bartender Lloyd Gardner helps catch rapist, then donates his police reward to the victim. [Lemondrop]
- Note to, well, everyone: Nudity does not make you ineligible for a shoplifting arrest. [Dumb As A Blog] — It only makes your situation more ridiculous.
With a full fledged debate raging over Obama’s health care plan, we’ve started to get pretty confused about what’s what. Everyone has an opinion and facts are flying everywhere. Meanwhile, myths, half-truths and complete lies (hello, “death panels“) are making the rounds, too. So we’re going to break it down for all of you out there who’ve got better things to do than listen to a bunch of white dudes talk politics.
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