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Rush Limbaugh Vows to go to Costa Rica for care if Health care bill passes!

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RU482

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if I had his money and position, I'd like to think that I'd stop being so damn greedy, retire, and let someone else have a chance to be the king of AM radio
/teh problem with teh baybay boomas
//the sooner GenX and GenY realize this, the sooner the revolt will begin
 

Craig234

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I think it's ambiguous whether he meant leave for healthcare or move out of the country.

But the earlier poster was right - how hypocritical to go to a country with UHC.
 

zsdersw

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I wish Rush would leave America permanently, but that'll never happen because he makes a living out of being a highly vocal idiot.
 

nobodyknows

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if I had his money and position, I'd like to think that I'd stop being so damn greedy, retire, and let someone else have a chance to be the king of AM radio
/teh problem with teh baybay boomas
//the sooner GenX and GenY realize this, the sooner the revolt will begin
He isn't doing it for the money at this point, it's for the fame and notoriety. In other words, he's just stroking his big, fat ego.
 

djmartins

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But don't let the facts get in the way of a good circle jerk.
They never have.....
I love how the liberals talk about being "progressive" and against "hate speech" yet work really hard to bring us back to the Dark Ages and spew
some really nasty hate at those who are against them.
Of course, Rush talks about this same thing often.

If y'all want socialist health care so badly don't let the door hit you in the ass on the way out.


regards,
DJ
 

DukeN

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That would be the best thing that could happen to America. After the healthcare passing of course. :)
 

Pens1566

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You're all missing the point. He's doing this because its easier to get oxycontin and underage boys there ... the HC bit is just a cover story.
 

elitejp

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I really dont understand how people want universal health care. Thats just more taxes going out to subsidize people who dont work, or dont work hard enough. Poverty isnt something that happens without your own help.

And it appears Rush was just joking and making a point that he would be dissapointed. Im sure no one hear ever exaggerates.
 
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dphantom

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Since most of our leftists are talking out their a$$, here is the scoop on Costa Rica's healthcare systems, both public and private.

http://www.costarica.com/retirement/cost-of-living/health-care/


Public Health Care - Caja Costarricense de Seguro Social (CCSS)
Costa Rica’s public health insurance system, commonly known as the Caja, is available country-wide to all citizens and legal residents. There are ten major public hospitals – four in San Jose, including the Children’s Hospital – affiliated with the Caja. For non-emergencies and everyday medical care, small clinics, known as EBAIS (pronounced ay-vy-ice), are located in almost every community.

The cost to affiliate with CCSS is approximately 10 to 11.5% of your income; alternatively, residents may become members via ARCR, which provides a streamlined and simple joining process. Please note that for those under age 55, Caja payments include a mandatory pension payment, which will be disbursed beginning at age 65. Keep in mind that the Caja’s low cost and high quality attract many to its hospitals and clinics, and wait times are long for anything from a routine checkup to an important surgical procedure.



Private Insurance
Note: Before the 2008 ratification of CAFTA (the Central American Free Trade Agreement), Costa Rica operated under a government-owned monopoly insurance system. In 2009, international insurance providers began to offer health insurance within Costa Rica.

Costa Rica’s private hospitals and clinics offer high-quality medical care at a tiny fraction of its U.S. equivalent cost. In fact, due to Costa Rica’s beautiful surroundings, medical reputation and very lost costs, the country is rapidly becoming a prime destination for medical tourism.

As of 2009, private insurance is available through INS, the government-owned insurance monopoly. Most plans cover dental work, optometry, and cosmetic surgery in the case of an accident, and neither pre-existing conditions nor annual check-ups are included. Prescription drugs, certain medical exams, sick visits and hospitalization are covered at 70% cost, and surgeon and aesthetician costs are covered at full cost. Currently, private medical insurance costs about $50-$100/month per person, depending on age, gender and other factors.

In addition to INS insurance, expats may also purchase international health care insurance from abroad, which will cover most private hospital costs. Be aware that these plans often cost more than their INS equivalents.
 

Fear No Evil

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Funny, the Dominican Republic usually is his destination of choice
You seem to know a lot about the DR as I have seen your post it multiple times, care to share your experience? :rolleyes: I guess I shouldn't expect someone of your age to have any new material.
 

Pens1566

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I really dont understand how people want universal health care. Thats just more taxes going out to subsidize people who dont work, or dont work hard enough. Poverty isnt something that happens without your own help.

And it appears Rush was just joking and making a point that he would be dissapointed. Im sure no one hear ever exaggerates.
Ignorance is bliss
 

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