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  • Increase in the Medicare payroll tax for those making over $250,000 a year, and a 5 percent tax on elective cosmetic procedures, already lovingly called the botax here in Washington, D.C. As you know, a number of these proposals are quite controversial, and your friends in the labor movement particularly don't like the C.dillac insurance plan tax.

    CNN Transcript Nov 22, 2009

  • He did, however, eliminate another proposed excise tax -- the so-called botax -- on elective cosmetic surgery "and replaced it with a tax on indoor tanning services."

    All Kaiser Health News

  • The controversial parts are, as I understand it, mostly the ones that deal with financing insurance for the un-insured, mandating insurance for those who can afford it but choose not to have it, and some of the taxes (e.g. the 'botax' and the 'Cadillac plan' tax). Harsh But Fair?

  • People were calling this "botax" you may remember.

    CNN Transcript Dec 21, 2009

  • A 10 percent tax on tanning was placed in the federal health care bill instead of the originally proposed 5 percent "botax," which would have taxed cosmetic surgeries. stories

  • But under heavy lobbying by dermatologists and plastic surgeons, the "botax" was removed and replaced by a tax on tanning salons that is projected to generate $2.7 billion over the same decade's span.

    Omaha World-Herald > Frontpage

  • Early drafts of the bill had included a tax on breast implants, tummy tucks and botox injections, a so-called "botax" that would generate $5 billion over 10 years.

    Omaha World-Herald > Frontpage

  • When the Democrats scrapped the "botax" for a tanning-bed tax, they argued that tanning is harmful to people's health.

    NY Post: News

  • Plastic surgeons and their patients: A 5 percent "botax" on elective cosmetic surgery such as face-lifts and tummy tucks makes it tough to transform this lump of coal into a diamond.

    AOL News

  • And one other change is that they're dropping the proposed tax on voluntary plastic surgery, the so-called botax.

    Senate Dems Get Needed Votes For Health Bill


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  • "A Botax? Senate committee gets creative

    A tax on plastic surgery, call it a "Botax", is on the table, as senators desperately try to come up with creative ways to fund $1 trillion in health care reforms."

    --Fox News

    November 20, 2009