Montana has a proud history of "vigilante justice." It worked in past centuries when the Montana justice system was understaffed. It got rid of serious, proven criminals and made life safer for early Montana families.
An article in the June 2 Gazette made known that Indian Health Service patients are forced to suffer a critical lack of direct care. The conditions they have endured are beyond poor health care — some patients have even died.
Issues that increase my tax dollars often get my attention. I've written on reasonable ways to diminish my tax burden and I've written my views on wasting tax money. I'm proud that the opinion page of The Billings Gazette has published my views at times.
I see in the March 30 Gazette that there is a way to make life better for me as a taxpayer, better for people who are substance abusers and better for the population who has to deal with them.
Jan Falstad should get a State of Montana Justice award for the accurate research she did to save a lot of money for people who buy used cars. (The Billings Gazette, Sunday, Sept. 4.)
I like to keep my money as much and as long as possible. That's why I'm writing. Here's one way to save Montana taxpayers $15 million: Give more money to Medicaid assisted care and keep residents and patients in assisted living.
More reimbursement to assisted-care facilities — not less — is needed. This will save me, as a taxpayer, a lot of money! Medicaid clients' reimbursements at assisted-care facilities need this money, because nursing homes are much more expensive.
I saw disturbing and alarming information in the May 24 Gazette by Matthew Brown from the Associated Pressl The article detailed dangerous sicknesses, also deaths, in Libby from asbestos-related illness.