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Opinion: Big jump in cigarette tax would help in many ways


This year, a staggering 1,600 Montanans will die from tobacco use — the leading cause of preventable death. Montana also faces a staggering $220 million budget shortfall, forcing the state to cut vital health programs and seek ways to raise new revenue. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Opinion: Health-care bill could hurt fight against cancer

Bill Underriner

As a business leader, I’m a firm believer that everyone deserves access to quality, affordable health care. A healthier population helps curb health care costs, so employers like myself can continue providing health benefits to our employees. That’s why I was proud to support Montana’s bipartisan efforts to increase access to health coverage through Medicaid in 2015, and why I now urge the U.S. Senate to take a more deliberate consideration of health care reform. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Opinion: Raising cigarette tax will help save lives


Tobacco is the only product that when used as directed will kill you. Each year, 1,600 Montanans needlessly die from deadly tobacco products. Nationwide, smoking causes more than 480,000 deaths per year, or roughly one in every five deaths. Furthermore, for every person who dies from smoking, at least 30 more are suffering from serious disease and disability caused by smoking. Yet, Montana hasn’t raised its tobacco tax since 2005. Continue Reading →

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