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03-16-2010, 05:07 PM
Ok, this is slapstick! :xblueman:

March 16 (Bloomberg) -- Talk-radio king Rush Limbaugh’s model health-care system may be one of Latin America’s longest- standing state-run programs, where 98 percent of the population is covered and private insurance is rare.

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.”

03-17-2010, 12:45 PM
Ok, this is slapstick!

That, or capitalism at its finest. Why risk paying for something when you can steal it from somebody else?