Limbaugh Leaving the Country if Health Reform Passes
Rush Limbaugh has pulled a Baldwin.
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.
Not surprisingly, liberal commenters are doing their best Dirty Harry impression: Make my day. Also, there have been some Viagra jokes.
UPDATE: MediaMatters has the clip, which I’ve embedded below.
In full context, Limbaugh is arguing that a rather wild chain of events will naturally follow HCR and that — if all of them came to pass, he’d leave.