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Obama to tax ICDs, pacemakers

I just read a href=”http://thehill.com/blogs/pundits-blog/healthcare/64493-obama-taxes-pacemakers-heart-valves”this story over at The Hill:/abr /br /blockquoteThe more the fiscal details of the healthcare bills emerge, the more appalling they seem. The Senate Finance Committee bill includes a broad provision taxing all manner of medical devices. This tax includes such frivolous luxuries as pacemakers, stents, artificial heart valves, defibrillators, automated wheelchairs, mechanized artificial limbs, replacement hips and knees, surgical gurneys, laparoscopic equipment and the like./blockquotebr /br /Funny, I just now finished reading physician David Gratzer’s new book,a href=”http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1594034605?ie=UTF8tag=wwwviolentkicomlinkCode=as2camp=1789creative=9325creativeASIN=1594034605″span style=”font-style:italic;”Why Obama’s Government Takeover of Health Care Will Be a Disaster/span/aimg src=”http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=wwwviolentkicoml=as2o=1a=1594034605″ width=”1″ height=”1″ border=”0″ alt=”” style=”border:none !important; margin:0px !important;” / which states that if Barack Obama has his way, the American health care system is headed for a train wreck. The train wreck is here, folks, and if we don’t continue to fight back, a href=”http://drhelen.blogspot.com/2005/10/more-than-you-wanted-to-know-about-my.html”those of us/a with severe medical problems will pay the price.