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Letter: There is no such thing as a free ride — someone must pay

Published: Tuesday, July 7 2015 9:58 a.m. MDT

April Stoltz, 54, from Lakewood, Ohio protests for health care reform in front of the offices of Medical Mutual Thursday, Oct. 15, 2009, in Cleveland. (Associated Press) April Stoltz, 54, from Lakewood, Ohio protests for health care reform in front of the offices of Medical Mutual Thursday, Oct. 15, 2009, in Cleveland. (Associated Press)

Expanding Medicaid is free for three years and 90 percent free after that ("Expanding health care," Readers' Forum, Sept. 29)?

Where do you think the money comes from? It is from working people's taxes or they print more, making what we have worth less.

The government cannot give anyone something they do not first take from someone else. There is no such thing as a free ride — someone always has to pay.

I for one, am tired of the freeloaders who expect everything handed to them without the bother of working and taking responsibility for themselves.

Patricia Allred-Sorensen

Salt Lake City

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