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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

1 Medicaid Expansion Defeat Offers Lessons for Other States

Montana was one of four red states with Medicaid ... taxes on medical providers. But that was not the message of the initiative’s opponents, who ran ads claiming — falsely, proponents say — that the p... 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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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


Minnesota legislators face expensive health care decisions

But Republicans have long derided it as a "sick tax" that they say results in higher costs for ... called a tobacco tax increase a "health impact fee" because he had pledged not to raise taxes. Abeler ... read more

SCHIP Supporters Think More People Should Be Smoking $30 Cigars

I suppose this makes the proposed tax ... cigarette smokers less affluent, but they typically buy cigarettes much more often than cigar smokers buy cigars.) Still, even smokers of less expensive cigar... read more

Montana's Medicaid expansion defeat offers lessons for other states

Montana was one of four red states with Medicaid ... taxes on medical providers. But that was not the message of the initiative's opponents, who ran ads claiming — falsely, proponents say — that the p... 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



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