03/11/2005: More Illinois "Use Taxes?"
Our Illinois Senate and House held hearings on Wednesday with medical professionals and patients testifying in opposition to HB3815 and SB2100 that sought to impose a six percent tax on medical procedures to fund stem cell research.
Doctors and patients claimed the proposed tax on cosmetic surgery procedures is medically and ethically ambiguous, is a poor choice as a revenue source and sets a dangerous precedent where state legislators and state tax auditors, not doctors, would make complex medical decisions.
---US News Wire---
Karen on 03.11.05 @ 04:40 AM CST