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Obamacare’s hidden taxes

August 27, 2013

What is the medical device excise tax now in effect? The tax is 2.3 percent of the sale price of the taxable medical devic....

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Scott36

Aug-27-13 7:57 PM

sideliner--Good post!!!

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sideliner

Aug-27-13 7:13 PM

enigma posts: "This could only work in the mind of a politician."

How refreshing to see someone simply say "politician," rather than Lib/Dem or Cons/Repub.

@ USA: if you are into political dramas, catch the one season of House of Cards (Netflix original series) with Kevin Spacey. Awesome show. Definitely looking for the next season.

If it is at all indicative of Washington/State political standard operating procedures, it suggests that politicians as a whole (not one party any more or less than the other) operate on a Save-Thine-Own-A S S mode; self interest above all.

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Scott36

Aug-27-13 4:26 PM

Those people likely hurt the most (education, healthcare, etc) put these people in power and our press keeps them from being found out. -idiottwo

Don't worry about the press, the "Chainmail Gazette" will keep the people fully informed.

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nobud74

Aug-27-13 2:43 PM

Phil, if they are that dumb, serves 'em right.

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underwood

Aug-27-13 10:24 AM

Nobud, you ought to add a (sarc) at the end this type of post; there are a few that wouldn’t realize your intent otherwise.

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nobud74

Aug-27-13 10:00 AM

But, Phil and Enigma, while I agree and love your analogies, the problem is that you have forgotten that these are jobs being created. If we don't create these jobs what will those people ever do? You are so mean to suggest we don't cure unemployment this way. Gosh darn right wingers!

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underwood

Aug-27-13 9:47 AM

A major percentage of healthcare costs are to pay for all of those regulating the healthcare industry. The regulators have nothing to do with actually delivering healthcare, medical professionals and institutions deliver healthcare.

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enigma

Aug-27-13 9:37 AM

Here's the really stupid part of the medical devices excise tax. This tax raises the cost of medical care to pay for medical care. It's like trying to fill a swimming pool by taking water from one end and pouring it into the other end. You actually end up loosing out during the transfer. Some percentage of the tax money will go to administering the tax leaving less money to pay expenses than what it raises the expenses. This could only work in the mind of a politician.

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underwood

Aug-27-13 9:18 AM

“I have never been able to figure out the thinking of a liberal.”

USABorn, the problem with that is it’s not thinking, it’s feeling; thinking too much would cause them to become moderates, libertarians or conservatives.

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CMReeder

Aug-27-13 8:15 AM

First it is not a hidden tax.

Second this is information from one of several chain e-mails that has been easily disproven.

Third the IRS has list of those items taxable under the medical device excise tax. Which by the way with pressure from the medical device lobbyists is now being considered by Congress for repeal. Over 70 Senators lead by Democratic senators has voted to repeal this excise tax.

Fourth software use by businesses to implement taxes on sales has been discovered to have a computer glitch and taxing the wrong items under the wrong tax. If this has happen to you and your purchase you can get a refund.

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nobud74

Aug-27-13 7:52 AM

While Obamacare will prove to be, in my opinion, a huge burden on the taxpayer and will actually lessen our ability to attain quality medical care, I also believe that people should check their emails before printing them as fact. The claims in this letter are false. If you want to rail against something, use verifiable facts.

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Darlin

Aug-27-13 7:35 AM

This bill is full of hidden "goodies" that only a Democrat can love. We are going down with the sinking ship with Captain Obama and friends.

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1approver1

Aug-27-13 6:51 AM

Premier - I agree with you. This is another false reporting of the tax. It applies to ONLY medical devices and is paid by the manufacturer or importer. Of course the cost will passed passed on to the consumer as increased costs are commonly passed on. The inclusion of non-medical devices being taxed came from a softwar glitch in a sports retailer's (Cabela's) software. From what I've read there is little difference (tax-wise) with other excise taxes, such as fishing equipment (enacted in the 50s), archery equipment, etc - to support Wildlife Restoration.

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USABorn

Aug-27-13 6:16 AM

Last week I signed up for Netflix. The first show I picked to watch was the 7-year WEST WING......based on a democratic president and his administration.

I have never been able to figure out the thinking of a liberal. I have known for quite some time, that D.C. was totally corrupt, and watching this show explained how it is done. And while the liberal producers attempt to make the dems look great and the republicans bad, they failed.

You can sign up for a free months membership at Netflix. If you didn't have an opportunity to see this show, by all means, try it. I watched all 7 seasons, 155 episodes on the computer.

While I thought Martin Sheen. Stockard Channing , et al, were great in their roles, the corruption that is D.C. came though loud and clear. The 155 episodes was a push for more spending and more taxes.

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Premier

Aug-27-13 5:40 AM

I for one hate the ACA but this claim is false and easily verified.

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idiottwo

Aug-27-13 5:35 AM

it seems at every turn,, with all the taxes, they outspend the revenue they seek to drive in. Those people likely hurt the most (education, healthcare, etc) put these people in power and our press keeps them from being found out.

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Garben78

Aug-27-13 4:23 AM

You ain't seen nothing yet!

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Tgrammiex4

Aug-27-13 4:10 AM

" We won't know whats in it till we pass it"- Pelosi

I guess now we know....

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