Probably everyone has heard that Rush Limbaugh was rushed to the hospital in Hawaii complaining of chest pains, and upon his release took that opportunity to slam health care reform, saying:
I don’t think there’s one thing wrong with the American health care system. I got no special treatment other than what anybody else that would have called 911 and had been brought in with the same kinds of symptoms.
What Limbaugh is probably too stupid to realize is that Hawaii has the most “socialist” health insurance system of all the states. Health insurance coverage is mandated in that state (and has been since 1974), which is one of the key features of “Obamacare” — that Limbaugh hates so much. In fact, Hawaii’s health care system was the model used for Clinton’s failed health care reform.
So Limbaugh was unintentionally praising “Hillarycare”. That might just give him a real heart attack.
Incidentally, despite the fact that most things in Hawaii cost more than on the mainland, Hawaii’s “socialist” health insurance system has some of the lowest premiums and co-pays in the country, and their costs for Medicare are the lowest per person in the US.
I’m sure that Limbaugh is completely oblivious to the irony of on one hand claiming that “socialist” Obamacare will destroy our fine health care system (not to mention our nation), while at the same time praising the health care he received in Hawaii (which has had a system similar to Obamacare for decades).
Or maybe Limbaugh doesn’t know that Hawaii is part of the US.