Use the Tobacco Tax for Health Now! As this year's legislative session begins and we face increased economic insecurity, we need to act now to pass the Health Now! bill - a 50-cent increase in the tobacco tax to expand access to health care. Now, more than ever, it is critical to pass Health Now!:
SAVE - Health Care for Children, Families & Seniors
PROVIDE - Health Care for working families threatened by the recession
PROTECT - Hospitals by decreasing demand on the Free Care Pool
REDUCE - Youth Smoking to save lives and cut Health Care costs
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|Action Step - Call Your Representative and Senator
Suggested script: Hi, my name is _____ and I (am your constituent/work with your constituents). I am calling to ask you to support the Health Now! bill (H.2169 in Senate Ways & Means and S.1703 in House Ways & Means). This bill increases the tobacco tax by 50-cents and the revenue is dedicated to provide health care coverage for working adults, parents and young adults. In addition, Health Now! funds community health workers and other critical public health programs. Now, more than ever, we need Health Now!. Please urge your colleagues to support this bill.
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