Hatch-Kennedy Bill Defeated In The Senate --- NPR's Elizabeth Arnold reports on yesterday's Senate defeat of the Hatch-Kennedy bill. This budget amendment was a bipartisan plan to use increased cigarette taxes to pay for insurance for the working poor. Pro-tobacco senators opposed the bill on principle, but the weight of opposition grew out of a desire to pass the budget before the deal fell apart.
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Hatch-Kennedy Bill Defeated In The Senate

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Hatch-Kennedy Bill Defeated In The Senate

Hatch-Kennedy Bill Defeated In The Senate

Hatch-Kennedy Bill Defeated In The Senate

Only Available in Archive Formats.

—- NPR's Elizabeth Arnold reports on yesterday's Senate defeat of the Hatch-Kennedy bill. This budget amendment was a bipartisan plan to use increased cigarette taxes to pay for insurance for the working poor. Pro-tobacco senators opposed the bill on principle, but the weight of opposition grew out of a desire to pass the budget before the deal fell apart.