Friday, July 20, 2007

Cigar Smokers Are Fumed

Tax Mike Ditka's cigars to support health care for more needy children? Sounds nice like a plan.

But what happens when the government wants to provide more health care to uninsured or underinsured adults, too? Who or what will be taxed then?

Meanwhile, the third-party medical juggernaut continues with UnitedHealth's net profits soaring.



RoseAG said...

In Maryland they discounted using tobacco taxes to fund extra coverage saying that it was a tax that has been declining over time.

Nobody has mentioned this in the articles about Federal increases.

urban vegan said...

A similar debate is going on in Pennsylvania now, too: