The Hill Covers Tax Foundation Research on SCHIP Funding Bill
July 17, 2007
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 tax 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.”
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