Of kids' health insurance and tobacco taxes

Mellman, Mark S.
August 2007
Hill;8/1/2007, Vol. 14 Issue 94, p22
The article discusses the proposal of authorizing State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) by Democrats for substantial leads to Republicans in the U.S. The program will be funded by price increase of tobacco taxes for uninsured children which was opposed by President George Bush. A poll has revealed majority of public supported the propose program since the increase of tobacco prices would result to reduction of smoking among kids, but might underperform the cigarette companies.


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