Health Care Bill Includes Tanning Tax
President Obama's Health Care Bill is turning up the heat on tanning salons across the country, hitting them with a 10 percent tax.
"Here we are doing something that makes us happy, that makes other women and men happy, and we're getting attacked," said L.A.E Tanning Spa owner, Lauren Anderson.
According to the American Dermatology Association, indoor tanning before the age of 35 is linked to a 75 percent increase in the risk of melanoma. Still, many feel the benefits of tanning outweigh the ugly statistics.
"When I first came here, I was on the heart transplant program, and now I'm not, I'm better. I can't attribute that all to tanning, but I think it's all part of the vitamins you get and the relaxation and so on," said 66-year-old L.A.E. customer Bill Hutchinson.
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