Well here's one reason for the Democrats to pass the health care bill. From Think Progress -- Limbaugh vows to flee the country if health care passe
March 9, 2010

Well here's one reason for the Democrats to pass the health care bill. From Think Progress -- Limbaugh vows to flee the country if health care passes:

Hate radio host Rush Limbaugh has been one of health care reform’s most vociferous opponents, warning that “[h]uman beings will die earlier than normal” under the “freedom killing” and “life threatening” plan, and calling for it to be “aborted.” Yesterday, Limbaugh put his money where his mouth is, saying that if health care passes and all his fears are realized, he’ll leave the country:

CALLER: If the health care bill passes, where would you go for health care yourself? And the second part of that is, what would happen to the doctors, do they have to participate in the federal program, or could they opt out of it? [...]

LIMBAUGH: My guess in even in Canada and even in the UK, doctors have opted out. And once they’ve opted, they can’t see anybody Medicare, Medicaid, or what will become the exchanges. They have to have a clientele of private patients that will pay them a retainer and it’ll be a very small practice. I don’t know if that’s been outlawed in the Senate bill. I don’t know. I’ll just tell you this, 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.

As one of their commenters noted, Costa Rica has socialized health care. Don't tell Limbaugh though. If he doesn't want to wait five years I'm sure there are a lot of us that would gladly help pay for his ticket out of town a bit earlier as long as he vowed to stay off our airways as well.

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