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Worried about Medical Device Tax from Obama Care Taxes

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Since: Jul 12

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#1 Jul 5, 2012
I have found out I have to have a hip replacement, a knee replacement, and back surgery (Laminectomy fusion) over the next year or more. Just turned 65, my Medicare & Supplement Plan F were going to pay everything with no out of pocket costs. I pay about $295 a month just for health coverage. How do I know how much the ObamaTax would be for the surgerys for the Medical Devices. I know the tax is 2.3%, so even $20,000 would be almost $500. How can I know this. I am worried having to pay such huge taxes will now PREVENT me from even getting the care. I was forced to go without health care for 11 yrs. because I could not get insurance due to these pre-existing conditions. Now I finally turn 65 & thought I would be able to have the care & now with these new taxes, maybe not? Does anyone know what these taxes would cost? They said the tax is on the Medical Device manufacturers but I am pretty sure they will pass that right onto the patients.
Heather

Lodz, Poland

#2 Aug 24, 2012
You should know that knee replacement surgeries are similar to hip replacement surgeries. And the latter has been a consistent subject of medical news because of the infamous DePuy hip replacement recall.

According to DePuy, It is important for all patients to have their hip evaluated by their doctor, though most patients will not need additional surgery as a result of this recall.

For more information about hip problems, refer to http://www.depuyhipreplacementlawsuit.com/ .
Gregg L

Los Angeles, CA

#3 Jan 11, 2013
Related health input, defective hip devices may cause health complications. Some people who had their hip surgeries are at great health risk because of flawed product. With regard to defective hip replacement devices, legal experts report that numerous patients filed lawsuits against Johnson and Johnson. They were the victims of DePuy hip implants failures such as loosening, fractures, and displacements. See http://www.depuysettlements.com
Annie

San Jose, CA

#4 Jan 12, 2013
Artificial hip implant devices do have some adverse effects. Recipients of these hip implants continue to file lawsuits against its makers. Visit http://stryker-hip-replacement-recall.com for more information.

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