I just received this in my e-mail from The Indoor Tanning Association:
"We thought we won a victory when the two Healthcare Reform Bills that passed the Congress last year stalled. However, today the White House released the outline of its latest proposal for Healthcare reform legislation. The new bill will include the Tan Tax!
HealthCare Reform -- Title IX. Revenue Provisions
Health Industry Fees
The Act will impose fees on various sectors of the health industry, intended to recapture some of the benefits they get as more Americans purchase health insurance. These include: (i) a fee on branded prescription drug pharmaceutical companies in proportion to their federal sales; (ii) an excise tax on medical devices; (iii) an annual fee on health insurance companies; and (iv) an excise tax on indoor tanning services.
Unfortunately, we must renew our email campaign telling the Congress and the White House to stop this regressive tax!
Use this link: HealthCareReformBill
Call your Congressman, Call your Senators.
The letters for owner/employees and customers are still active and have been updated to address this new threat. Help spread the word!"
Although I no longer tan indoors due to the obvious and proven health risks, I believe those that choose to tan should not be subject to an additional tax. They already pay high rates for special beds, deluxe tanning lotions, and tanning accessories.
I also do not like the clause about those with medical devices getting taxed.
This is getting ridiculous!!!