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Tag: "D.C."

Obama $0.94 smoke tax a ghost

May 8, 2013 | Comments (0)

It’s never going to happen, apparently it wasn’t ever going to. The cigarette sin tax to generate $78 billion to fund a preschool education program vanished almost as soon as Obama announced it four weeks ago, according to the Washington, D.C.-centered  blog Politica.com The president hasn’t mentioned it. The White House didn’t coordinate with outside anti-smoking groups, […]

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Tobacco use a pre-existing medical condition

April 10, 2013 | Comments (0)

D.C. is moving ahead in creating its health exchange—the marketplace for individual and small group insurance plans required under the provisions of President Obama’s health care reform—and the board responsible for it yesterday voted to bar insurers from charging smokers and other tobacco users higher premiums. Under the Affordable Care Act, insurers are allowed to […]

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