[cnn-photo-caption image=http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2009/POLITICS/08/14/henry.obama.health.care/art.dentist.cnn.jpg caption="Sonja McDonald wants health care reform, but she doesn't want the government to be more involved."]
CNN Senior White House Correspondent
Spend a day in this tiny town about 23 miles or so from where President Obama will be holding a town hall meeting on Friday, and it's easy to see why his health-care push is facing big problems in Big Sky country - even from the people he's trying to help.
I arrived here a couple of days ahead of the president in order to get a better read on his reform effort by talking to people like Sonja McDonald, who told me her husband's job as a diesel mechanic doesn't provide health insurance for them and their two children.
So I found McDonald at a remarkable local clinic getting a low-cost tooth extraction because she has not been able to afford a trip to the dentist in a couple of years. She voted for Obama and agrees with him that reform is needed, but said she's worried about the details.
"I believe that there is a health care crisis, I really do," she told me from a dentist chair in the clinic. "Do I believe that the government needs to be more involved? No! Because I think that they just - whenever they get their fingers in the pot it just kind of turns black."
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