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Limbaugh: I'll Leave US If Health Care Reform Passes (VIDEO)
Huffington Post Nicholas Graham

First Posted: 05/09/2010 5:12 am Updated: 06/28/2012 5:25 pm



If Democrats didn't have all the incentive they needed to pass health care reform already, then conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh may have provided the final push they needed by vowing to flee the country if the reform bill is passed.

Responding to a caller who asked him where he would go for health care if Congress enacts reform, Limbaugh replied,

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.

He left New York City, but would he really leave the U.S.?

Don't let the door hit you in your arse..... :wink: :lol: :lol:

Oh by the way Rush- Costa Rica has universal public health care for all its citizens...... :p :lol: :lol:
 

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Oldtimer said:
Limbaugh: I'll Leave US If Health Care Reform Passes (VIDEO)
Huffington Post Nicholas Graham

First Posted: 05/09/2010 5:12 am Updated: 06/28/2012 5:25 pm



If Democrats didn't have all the incentive they needed to pass health care reform already, then conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh may have provided the final push they needed by vowing to flee the country if the reform bill is passed.

Responding to a caller who asked him where he would go for health care if Congress enacts reform, Limbaugh replied,

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.

He left New York City, but would he really leave the U.S.?

Don't let the door hit you in your arse..... :wink: :lol: :lol:

Oh by the way Rush- Costa Rica has universal public health care for all its citizens...... :p :lol: :lol:

Yea, but Costa Rica's Health Care System is broke and in bad shape. :lol: :lol:

Costa Rica’s public health system is in critical condition, on the verge of collapsing from a potentially terminal form of financial illness. Its condition requires immediate attention in the form of continual auditing, effective funding and active citizen involvement if the 62-year-old state-run system is to survive, experts warn.

As of February 2010, the Social Security System, known as the Caja, has accrued an $82 million deficit, which could ultimately place at risk the quality of health-care coverage for the 1.4 million people currently enrolled in the system. The Caja’s annual budget totals $1.8 billion.

In addition to budget shortcomings, an internal audit made public March 6 also revealed that the Caja owes $46 million in overdue payments to service providers and medical equipment suppliers, a dangerous debt that could paralyze the entire public health-care network should creditors decide to stop doing business with the Caja.

The Caja’s financial woes have worsened an already troubled public health system. On March 14, the Public Health Ministry ordered the gradual closing of all 15 operating rooms at the San Juan de Dios Hospital in San José (TT, March 18). Authorities closed the operating rooms after finding broken pipes, rusted lamps, ceiling leaks and other problems at the facilities that could have compromised patient safety.

Patients are waiting for the hospital to perform a backlog of 14,000 surgical operations, most of them orthopedic in nature. Patients have temporarily been diverted to other clinics and hospitals, and further delays in patient care are likely.

To some observers, these and other problems are warning signs that the country’s health-care system could actually go broke if the government fails to take immediate action to correct it. Ironically, even the central government owes the Caja money, to the tune of $220 million.

“For many years now, the Social Security System has worked under tight budgets,” said Amaral Sequeira, secretary general of the Union of Medical Science Professionals. “Unfortunately, the Caja has been forced to reduce its resources, including doctors, drugs and even working hours. We could say the Caja works at 70 percent of its total capacity.”

However, money is not the only cause of the Caja’s current crisis. Social changes during the past 15 years have also put pressure on the system and the Caja hasn’t kept apace with the change.

Costa Rica’s aging population has a higher life expectancy today than it did just two decades ago. The Human Development Index, published yearly by the United Nations, ranks Costa Rica’s life expectancy at 79.1 years, 15 years more than the same figure in the early 1990s.

One consequence is increasing demand for health services related to treating chronic illness and other health-related problems, including diabetes and high blood pressure, among others.

“The population has been growing at steady rates, so we are more people living for more years,” said former Caja Executive Director Guido Miranda. “Such phenomena should have been taken into consideration years ago, but that didn’t happen.”

According to research conducted by Miranda, 30 years from now, one-third of the population will be over age 65.

The Caja offers several options for medical coverage. Salaried workers pay slightly more than nine percent of their monthly gross income, while employers pay almost 27 percent of the same salary.

If a household income depends on a single worker, then the entire family receives insurance. Contract workers are also free to enroll, paying only a monthly flat fee that varies according to the worker’s occupation. The government foots the bill for coverage of students and people living in extreme poverty.

These options comply with the “universal” nature of Costa Rica’s health system. As with any state-run system, loopholes exist that create the potential for abuse.
 

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Oldtimer said:
Oh by the way Rush- Costa Rica has universal public health care for all its citizens...... :p :lol: :lol:

Another socialist country as they all are from Mexico to Anartica..Rush's net worth would be greater than the CR economy....$12,000 per capita income?? Get real.
 

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oldtimer never learns,,, he posted this same drivel on others sites and got his ARSE handed to him in them as well,,,,looks like he is not very well respected anyplace......They even refer to him as a liar as well..... Guess everyone knows him for what he is

EH ????????
 

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Free health care doesn't mean good health care. I'll sell you a road-apple sandwich for 5 cents. Is that a good deal?
 

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Wouldn't you just love to see the leftwingernut debate Rush.

All it amounts to is the leftwingernuts want someone else to pay their bills.
 
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