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Supporters say tobacco tax increase will cover Medicaid costs despite Big Tobacco claims

The campaign for the statewide initiative to increase Montana's tobacco tax to pay for the state's share of Medicaid expansion coverage for lower income residents is already the most expensive in stat... read more

Midterm election boosts Medicaid expansion, but challenges remain

Supporters ... a tax increase. It wasn’t a clean sweep, however, for Medicaid on Tuesday. In preliminary results, a ballot issue to fund Montana’s Medicaid expansion — which is already in place and sl... read more

Tobacco companies bankrolling rival efforts to hike Missouri's tobacco tax

The states had sued the companies to recover some of their tobacco-related health-care costs tied to their Medicaid ... 2006, despite vigorous opposition from some anti-abortion groups. The wording in ... read more

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Some red states just voted to expand Medicaid. Could Florida be next?

Supporters ... a tax increase. It wasn’t a clean sweep, however, for Medicaid on Tuesday. In preliminary results, a ballot issue to fund Montana’s Medicaid expansion — which is already in place and sl... read more


Idahoans made Medicaid expansion the law. What happens next?

"There are things we don't know yet as we move forward to expand Medicaid," said department spokeswoman Niki Forbing-Orr. Here's what we do know so far: How much will it cost? It's hard to say for sur... read more

I-185: Complete coverage of the Montana voter initiative that would raise tobacco tax to pay for Medicaid

If passed by voters on Nov. 6, Initiative 185 would raise taxes on all tobacco products by $2 for a pack of cigarettes and eliminate the sunset date for expanded Medicaid services for low-income Monta... read more

Hospitals say they face hidden, $156M tax hike in Malloy budget

But new restrictions on state tax credits will cost the industry another $18.5 million, and a Medicaid rate reduction ordered in January would cost facilities another $27 million next fiscal year. The ... read more

E-Cigarettes Are Not Tobacco Products

Meanwhile, past-month cigarette smoking fell from 15.8 percent to 9.2 percent in the older group and from 4.3 percent to 2.5 percent in the younger group. Needless to say ... them as tobacco products. ... read more

Taxing Times

Sales tax supporters should therefore develop an easily understood, politically realistic alternative for determining eligibility. ♦ Many Americans flinch at the thought of paying a sales tax on such ... read more



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