Wednesday, February 04, 2009

News: SCHIP uses tobacco tax

I see a few problems with this scenario.
  • A health-insurance program is being funded by a tax on cigarettes.
  • The poor and middle-class are being hurt the most by this tax.
  • What happens to the program if people decide not to buy cigarettes because of the tax increase?

1 comment:

Blogger said...

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