Indiana lawmakers are considering doubling the state’s cigarette tax and imposing a tax on e-cigarettes. If passed, the new $1 per pack tax would be the first increase since 2007 and the measure would also raise taxes on vaping products.
The Senate has approved Pete Buttigieg to be transportation secretary, which makes him the first openly gay person confirmed to a Cabinet post. Buttigieg, a 39-year-old former mayor of South Bend, Indiana, was approved on a 86-13 vote. https://t.co/8yTBOz7SAG
— The Associated Press (@AP) February 2, 2021
This is Monica Smith, a 45-year-old Indiana woman who was in a serious car wreck in 2016.
She had health insurance. The hospital refused to bill it, instead pursuing her for $12,856.
How'd that happen?
Her story is the wildest medical bill saga I've seen in months. (1/13) pic.twitter.com/K8K3SNlFsS
— Sarah Kliff (@sarahkliff) February 2, 2021