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EDITORIAL: Healthy start: Pennsylvania takes the plunge on total coverage

Publication Date: 1/21/2007
  • Author:EDITORIAL
  • Publication:Pittsburgh (PA) Post-Gazette

His multipronged approach seeks to improve access to health care by making it more affordable. By focusing attention on a variety of special interests, Mr. Rendell might even be improving the plan's political chances of success. For starters, we welcome his call to ban smoking in indoor workplaces, including bars and restaurants; extend the sales tax to smokeless tobacco and cigars; and raise the tax on cigarettes, the source of so many illnesses.