Obamacare May Hike Your Pet’s Health Care Bills

Lachlan Markay
The Foundry
The Heritage Foundation
12/7/2012

American health care consumers aren’t the only ones who will be hit by slated Obamacare tax hikes. Medical bills for their pets may go up as well.

According to a rule published Friday by the Internal Revenue Service, some medical devices used in veterinary practices will be hit by Obamacare’s 2.3 percent device tax. Many of their manufacturers are expected to hike prices, meaning higher veterinary costs for the nation’s pet owners.

The tax will not hit devices that are used exclusively for veterinary purposes. But a host of such devices are manufactured for use in both human health care and veterinary practices. Those devices’ manufacturers will have to pay the tax…

…According to the FDA, common “dual use” medical devices are “examination gloves, sterile catheters, infusion pumps, etc.”…

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