A Tax on Nips and Tucks Angers Patients, Surgeons

NOW President Terry O’Neill interviewed by New York Times San Francisco reporter Jesse McKinley about the Senate health care reform proposal to tax cosmetic surgery patients, and its impact on middle-aged women: “The proposal — called the Bo-Tax, in a play on the name of Botox, the popular wrinkle-eliminating treatment — has outraged plastic surgeons, who say they are being singled out because of an outdated perception that people who have cosmetic procedures are well-to-do.”