Jacksonville, Fla.-- It's going to affect everything from tanning beds to burgers. It's all hidden in the new health care law.
You can expect to be paying more for things like teeth whitening. You can even expect changes at the vending machines at your school or your job. Now you'll be able to tell how many calories are in each of these little snacks. That's just one change.
Four Seasons tanning salon has been around for more than a decade. Paul Abdullah has made sure he keeps prices affordable, but that is going to change. "It's an additional 10 percent tax in a down economy," said Abdullah. "We need healthcare reform but how they're going to go about paying for it, I don't think small businesses should go about doing it. We're trying to keep the economy going and you're going to hurt me, put handcuffs on me and say you have to pay for the health care system? I don't think it's right."
There are other hidden taxes too. If you have a flexible spending account, you won't be able to buy over the counter products like tylenol or wart remover with it anymore. Some of your favorite restaurants have to make some changes too. You'll now be able to see exactly how many calories are in what you order. To some people, that's a good thing. "It's as good idea. So people can be aware of what they're intaking into their bodies and help american become a more healthy country," said Nikki Spooner.
But a healthy country at what cost to small businesses like like Abdullah's. He'll be faced with a tough choice if people stop tanning, layoffs or to shut down. "I don't want to have to raise prices because if I raise prices I'll price myself out of the economy as it is. I have to keep things affordable, but I've also got to pay the bills," said Abdullah.
That new tax is expected to bring in millions of dollars. There are other taxes too. Botox and teeth whitening will cost you an extra five percent.