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  • Higher Cigarette Taxes Drove Smokers To Pipe Tobacco & Cigars

    05/02/2012 4:47:14 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 24 replies
    The Consumerist ^ | 4/18/12 | Chris Morran
    Among the intended goals of higher taxes on cigarettes is that some smokers will quitrather than dealwith the increased cost. While this may happen, newly released numbers show that taxing cigarettes also drove up the sales of forms of tobacco that are taxed at lower rates. The Children's Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act (CHIPRA) of 2009 increased and equalized federal excise tax rates for cigarettes, roll-your-own tobacco, and small cigars. It also increased the tax rates on pipe tobacco and cigars, but not to the levelof theother items.
  • Secretary Sebelius Announces Availability of $40 Million in Grants to Help Insure More Children

    07/06/2009 6:35:40 PM PDT · by Cindy · 9 replies · 488+ views
    HHS.gov ^ | July 6, 2009 | n/a
    Note: The following text SNIPPET is a quote: News Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, July 6, 2009 Secretary Sebelius Announces Availability of $40 Million in Grants to Help Insure More Children HHS Secretary, Colorado Governor Bill Ritter Encourage Community Organizations, State and Local Governments to Apply HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius today announced the availability of up to $40 million in grants to help reach families whose children qualify but are not yet enrolled in state Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Programs (CHIP). Sebelius was joined for the announcement by Colorado Governor Bill Ritter. Colorado has been a leader in the...