July 25, 2009

Mr. Compassionate Conservative Rush Limbaugh has a solution to our health care problem. You're on your own. So if you're a fat cat like Rush Limbaugh who can afford to stay at the Ritz, you're fine. You're like most of the rest of us, well...too bad so sad.

LIMBAUGH: This is an insurance problem, catastrophic problem, basically. This is not the way to fix health care.


LIMBAUGH: This is not the way to reform it.

VAN SUSTEREN: How would you fix it?

LIMBAUGH: Well, long-term, easy. The answer is easy. Health care, other than catastrophic, accident, severe illness -- health care's got to be priced the same way a hotel room is or a car is. You want to stay at the Ritz, you pay for it. You want to stay at a Motel 6, you pay for it. You don't -- we don't have insurance for hotels. We don't have insurance for airplane travel. We have it for health care because the government's been paying it, or insurance companies have been paying it for 50 years. People now assume it's their right to have it because they're Americans.

Now, that would take a while but these health savings accounts could get the ball rolling on that. But a first thing -- catastrophic insurance is what the government ought to provide or what people -- that somebody -- the ordinary, everyday doctor visits, check-ups, and so forth, pay for it yourself or go buy your own policy that you can afford, that covers what you want covered, if you don't want to pay for it yourself. And then have the catastrophic stuff that everybody's worried about wiping them out -- you would save so much money.

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