Rush threatens to move to Costa Rica

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    Rushbo said on his show that if health care passes, he'll move to Costa Rica. Buh bye, Rush.
    BTW, Costa Rica has national health care.

    Think Progress Limbaugh vows to flee the country if health care passes.


    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.

    Listen here:

    Limbaugh’s self-imposed exile should be all the incentive needed to pass health care reform.
     
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    Wrong. Doctors can have both private and NHS patients.
     
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    He said he will go to Costa Rica for health care if obtaining it here PRIVATELY is banned. Once again Anti-Rush OP = FAIL.
     
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    Until he signs some document or contract that ensures his deportation if/when Obamacare passes, then it's nothing more and an exaggeration to make a point. Rush exaggerates all the time.
     
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    I can just see Rush....The illegal alien
     
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    Costa Rica has great national healthcare and a very strong populist economic policy with much nationalized industry and banks. Rush will HATE it there! It is also the healthiest economy in S. America...

    Costa Rica - Health Care
     
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    Good, America will be better off without that pig. Seriously.
     
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    Just for fun, because this thread is pointless, do you understand that even if Rush were to suddenly vanish from the radio, the market that he appeals to doesn't go away? In other words, if Rush goes away, then someone else steps into his place; for the sake of argument, Glenn Beck. If Beck goes away, someone else steps into his place.
     
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    Wait... Let me check... Yep... That's what I thought... I don't care.
     
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    Maybe more lke him will follow suit.
     

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