Tobacco Settlement -- Minnesota Public Radio's Laura McCallum reports that two weeks after the State of Minnesota's seven-billion-dollar settlement with the tobacco industry, debate is erupting over how to spend the money. Some of the discussion has turned to the state's co-plaintiff -- Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota, the first health care plan in the nation to sue tobacco companies.
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Tobacco Settlement

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Tobacco Settlement

Tobacco Settlement

Tobacco Settlement

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— Minnesota Public Radio's Laura McCallum reports that two weeks after the State of Minnesota's seven-billion-dollar settlement with the tobacco industry, debate is erupting over how to spend the money. Some of the discussion has turned to the state's co-plaintiff — Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota, the first health care plan in the nation to sue tobacco companies.