Archive for March, 2010
I was reading this CNN article (here) and it mentioned some useful information. There are a number of websites that can help people find low cost or free health care. Groups like Coverage for All, Ehealthinsurance and the Patient Advocate Foundation specialize in helping people find affordable insurance and free care.
When the health care debate was ramping up Rush Limbaugh stated “I’ll move to Costa Rica” if the reforms passed.
When it looked like the reforms were going to go through he changed up his story too “I said I would go to Costa Rica for Health Care”
Well I am in favor of the first one. Rush please move to Costa Rica and take your divisive, bigoted, sexist and racist comments with you. A great website has come up that plans to send him off in grand style http://www.aticketforrush.com/.
Limbaugh, whose show is heard on about 600 stations, told his listeners on March 8 that if Democratic-backed health legislation became U.S. law he’d go to Costa Rica. A 2008 American Journal of Public Health study found the Central American nation’s health coverage “excellent,” with life expectancy second only to Canada in the Western Hemisphere.
Jean-Pierre Unger, the author of the study, said it was “paradoxical” for a radio host who often warns of the dangers of government involvement in health care to praise Costa Rica.
“Perhaps Rush Limbaugh is not aware of the very nature of this system,” said Unger, a researcher at the Institute of Tropical Medicine in Antwerp, Belgium.
During his program, Limbaugh, 59, said: “If this passes, and it’s five years from now and all that stuff gets implemented — I am leaving the country. I’ll go to Costa Rica.”
The next day, he clarified that he wouldn’t move, just seek care at a private clinic there that caters to medical tourists. Still, the comments showcased the country’s state-run system, said Lawrence Jacobs, political science director at the Hubert H. Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis.
“In trying to poke a hole in what is largely a market- based approach in the U.S., he highlighted a genuinely socialist system,” Jacobs said.