If You Thought Your Pet’s Vet Bills Were Exempt From Obamacare, Think Again


The long arm of Obamacare will even reach to treatment of your beloved pets.

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.

The IRS rule states: ….

Read it all and weep, pet owners.

Update: Linked by Jackie Wellfonder – thanks!