Published July 27, 2009
Call it a "Botax."
But what would amount to the ultimate personal luxury tax does not appear to be under serious consideration.
Sen. Kent Conrad, D-N.D., a lead negotiator, told reporters he knew nothing about the pitch.
"I've never heard one word about that in any of these negotiations," he said.
Conrad did not rule out the tax, but laughed while discussing it and said he would need to hear the arguments both for and against.
Likewise, Sen. Olympia Snowe, R-Maine, said she had not heard of it.
Lawmakers have been trying to get creative in finding ways to fund health care reform. FOX News has learned from aides involved in the negotiations that there also has been talk of a video game tax -- to discourage inactive lifestyles.
It is unclear how much revenue could be brought in from either tax.
FOX News' Trish Turner contributed to this report.