It almost sounds too Jerry Springeresque to be part of this months-long political saga, but it's true. Plastic surgeons and Botox manufacturer Allergan beat back a 5% levy on breast implants, face-lifts and other types of cosmetic surgery. Tanning salons, hit with a 10% tax, were not so lucky: indoor salons made for easy pickings, reports said, because of the link between ultraviolet radiation and cancer.
Forget Medicare, insurance premiums or the ill-fated public option. Clearly our representatives and medical professionals have their priorities straight, and our best interests at heart.
-- Amina Khan