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The Hill Covers Tax Foundation Research on SCHIP Funding Bill

By: Alicia Hansen

As we have been writing recently (here and here), a bill being marked up by the Senate today that would fund SCHIP (State Children’s Health Insurance Program) with a cigarette taxA tax is a mandatory payment or charge collected by local, state, and national governments from individuals or businesses to cover the costs of general government services, goods, and activities. increase is poor tax policy.

An op-ed by Tax Foundation economist Gerald Prante on the subject appeared in The Hill today, and The Hill’s Congress Blog also included a post about our research on this topic today, calling the SCHIP bill “counterintuitive.”

For more information on the SCHIP proposal, click here, here and here.

For more on cigarette taxes, click here.