Bill to tax the flu shot

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    Looking for news links that aren't horribly partisan....

    Just saw on the news there is a proposed 75 cent tax to be placed on the flue shot.

    Note that all vaccines have this tax that goes into The Vaccine Injury Compensation Trust Fund which covers vaccine-related injury or death claims for covered vaccines.

    Supposedly the flu vaccine is already taxed but I haven't confirmed that yet.

    Also the trust fund, like almost all of these trusts, are part of the general fund and therefore susceptible to "raiding".
     
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    Is the flu shot mandatory?

    Is this tax on all vaccines?
     
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    Granny says it's a public health & safety issue...
    :mad:
    Hospitals crack down on workers refusing flu shots
    Jan 12,`13 -- Patients can refuse a flu shot. Should doctors and nurses have that right, too? That is the thorny question surfacing as U.S. hospitals increasingly crack down on employees who won't get flu shots, with some workers losing their jobs over their refusal.
    See also:

    A snapshot of influenza activity in all 50 states
    Jan 12,`13 Here is a snapshot of flu activity in all 50 states and the District of Columbia:
     
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    Hilarious. The media has been running article all week complaining about how not enough people are getting flu shots and now you have the government wanting to tax it more.
     
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    demoncraps would tax your warts if they could.
     
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    Next they will want to tax 911 calls and collect before they respond.
     
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    No, except for some.

    Yes

    So?
     
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    Don't go giving them ideas.
     
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    Don't we tax other medicines?

    Seems like I pay a sales tax on medicines I buy.
     
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    Some places already charge for 911 calls. It's tacked right onto your phone bill. It can be as much as $1,000 to call 911.

    California City Not Alone In Charging For 911 Calls : NPR
     

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