Tobacco loophole in child health law costs $250M

FILE - This Nov. 16, 2009, file photo shows Criss Cross pipe tobacco, photographed at the Associated Press in Washington. A tobacco tax loophole in President Barack Obama's children's health insurance program cost the government more than $250 million in its first year, public health officials say. (AP Photo/Haraz N. Ghanbari) (AP Photo/Haraz N. Ghanbari)

June 2, 2010 5:14:41 AM PDT
A tobacco tax loophole in President Barack Obama's children's health insurance program cost the government more than $250 million in its first year, public health officials say.

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