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Dr. Richard Peckham of San Joaquin Veterinary Clinic shows an anesthesia machine on Friday, Jan. 4, 2013. The device is similar to those used for human patients. On Jan. 1, 2013, a law went into effect that could add a 2.3 percent tax on any medical equipment labeled for human use, even if it is used for animals.

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If you thought the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act would change health care just for human patients, think again.

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Dan Evans/News-Sentinel

Dr. Richard Peckham of San Joaquin Veterinary Clinic shows an anesthesia machine on Friday, Jan. 4, 2013. The device is similar to those used for human patients. On Jan. 1, 2013, a law went into effect that could add a 2.3 percent tax on any medical equipment labeled for human use, even if it is used for animals.

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