Posted: 17 Dec 2012 03:45 AM PST Free diabetes test supplies.com
According to the Free diabetes test supplies, including blood glucose meters and test strips may become a thing of the past under new medical devices tax. Diabetics in the United States looking for free test supplies and blood glucose meters, which have been commonplace in the medical industry here for many years, may be in for a rude awakening after January 1, 2013.
On that date, a little known provision of the 2010 Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, kicks-in. The provision will levy a 2.3% tax on the sale or import of ALL medical devices in the United States. This includes a great number of medical devices and supplies that diabetics depend on for their care every single day. It will include test strips and blood glucose meters, lab equipment purchased by their physicians, hospitals and health care clinics and much more. The tax will be levied directly upon the manufacturer, who in turn must pass on these charges to suppliers, who in the end will pass on the cost of the tax directly to consumers. Read more about this here ~ ttp://www.freediabetestestsupplies.com/free-diabete...
Is this just hysteria? Is it an attempt to gin up sales before the new tax rates come online in 2013?
I know those of us who need test strips eventually may have to pay that 2.3% tax somehow. But I plan to order a lot of stips so I won't need to pay the tax until absolutely necessary.
I will also petition my senators and representative to stop this tax ASAP as it hurts the Middle and lower income classes the most, and only impacts the upper income folks a very little.
So far as I can tell the Affordable Care Act is turning out to be a misnomer. Not that Affordable.
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