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Gary E. Berube, Mandan, N.D., Published December 20 2013

Letter: Elected officials have not enrolled

The very people who are responsible for enacting Obamacare are still not enrolled. Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., and Congressman Kevin Cramer, R-N.D., have not yet enrolled in the very program they are forcing us to enroll in. Two months ago, we demanded an explanation from all three why they feel they should be exempt. To date, not one has responded to the people of this great state. We the people have the right to know why our elected officials feel they should not have to abide by the very laws they require us to abide by.

On another note: Why would anyone enroll and pay premiums when all they have to do is wait until they get sick and buy a policy at that time? Remember there are no pre-existing conditions that can prevent you from buying a policy, so no sense paying premiums until you are sick. Keep in mind any penalty will be less than the monthly premium and deductible.

I realize Obamacare has been an expensive, embarrassing disaster, but as Kenny Rogers said: “You got to know when to hold ’em, know when to fold ’em, know when to walk away and know when to run.” I think it is time to run! Let’s fix it to include everyone.