We are writing you today about an issue that affects everyone who is receiving or is considering aesthetic medical treatments from a licensed and specialized physician, including Botox and dermal filler injections, microdermabrasion, dental caps and implants, teeth whitening, laser hair removal, and many more.
To help pay for the health care reform bill that is being debated over the next few weeks by the U.S. Senate, users of cosmetic medical treatments like yourself have been unfairly targeted with a 5% federal tax on these procedures. As your physician(s), specialized in aesthetic medical treatment for over 15 years, we oppose this tax for several reasons outlined below:
For all these compelling reasons, we urge you to help stop the cosmetic tax. Please feel free to forward this message to your friends and family by clicking the FORWARD EMAIL button on the bottom left hand corner.
You can express your opposition to this tax proposal by reaching out to your local Senator by calling 1-877-221-8207 or visiting the American Society of Plastic Surgeons website at www.plasticsurgery.org. The time to act is now – the Senate is currently debating the bill, so please voice your concerns today.
C. Cayce Rumsey, III, MD
Robert W. Burk, III, MD
Paul J. Scioscia, MD
Brett J. Snyder, MD
 American Society of Plastic Surgeons Annual Report; http://www.plasticsurgery.org/Media/stats/2008-quick-facts-cosmetic-surgery-minimally-invasive-statistics.pdf
Sign the Online Petition TODAY!
With Senate leaders pushing for a vote on the health reform bill before Christmas – in just 6 working days — it is critical that you write your Senators and sign the petition today opposing the tax at www.stopcosmetictax.org.
How You Can Help!
It’s simple. By using the below resources, you can help put a stop to Senator Reid’s proposed tax on cosmetic procedures. The tax could be implemented as soon as Jan. 1, 2012 – so the time to act is now. You can make a difference!
To find your State Senator please click here:
Send a letter to your Senator:
This link provides you with a draft letter. This is a WORD document. Click “Open” in the pop-up on your screen. Then fill in your information and comments, print and mail.