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I have doubts about Obamacare. Information recently printed tells me that those of us who have insurance may see premiums rise as much as 30 percent in order to pay for those who have only limited coverage. The federal grant money will help them get minimum coverage. I believe Montana should opt out of the program as some other states have done. If we don't, we will get an influx of dependents from other states not in the program, and they also will drain our treasury.

Who will get the bill when the federal money runs out? We will be expected to pick up the bill.

Obamacare is an "entitlement" program. Social Security is not an entitlement program. It is not to be construed or mistitled as such. Those of us who held jobs had Social Security deducted from our pay and placed in a government savings plan to be distributed to us again in our retirement years. One of our presidents took from these funds and placed it in another account for use in a different program. I believed it was a loan. Loans are repaid, but that wasn't. Now we are threatened that Social Security won't last as it originally was set up.

On the other hand, if my insurance rises 30 percent or even less, I will have to stop donating to other benefit programs such as the food bank, medical fundraisers — you get the picture. This is beginning to look like a socialist country, though in my history class 50 some years ago, I was taught that we lived in a democracy.

Leila Taylor

Bridger

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