In an effort to fund the national health care reform Congress thinks it has found an easy tax target. By lumping cosmetic procedures together and taxing them it has tried to dismiss these as something only the wealthy have done. Unfortunately, in my office in Naples, Florida I see a lot of hard working individuals that care about their appearance and for personal and professional reasons try to do something about it. This tax will be particularly discriminating towards women who make up about 80% of those seeking cosmetic surgical procedures or services such as BOTOX® injections.
This tax puts cosmetic procedures on par with Tobacco and Alcohol with "sin taxes'.
Let your Senator or US Representative know how you feel!