October 1, 2007

One Billion in Matching Funds

The Feds have accepted Indiana's low income Healthy Indiana Plan and will provide $1 Billion in matching funds. Indiana's portion of the money will be coming from a 44 cent increase in cigarette taxes.

The Feds are currently arguing with the President over the SCHIP program, which covers a similar group of people nation wide and raises the cigarette tax by 61 cents.

So if you really care about health care in Indiana, in America, smoke more.

Update: Indiana would be a SCHIP donor state, generating $300 million by out smokers and using $50 million by our poor uninsured... the $250 million difference goes to other states.

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