Looks like El Rushbo might be getting senile.
On Monday, the #1 hate talker embraced former Congressman Eric Massa as his new best friend. The next day, he denounced him.
Also on Tuesday, Rush vowed that if Congress passed health care reform legislation, he would move to Costa Rica. The next day, he changed his mind again: saying he would only go to Costa Rica “to get major medical health care.”
Now, Rush is right about one thing. Costa Rica does, in fact, have the best health care available in any Latin American country. In fact, its health care system is rated as better than that of the United States, even though they spend far less per capita than we do.
And why is it so good? Because Costa Rica offers universal, government-run health care. The government owns several major public hospitals and operates small clinics in almost every community. Workers contribute 15% of their salaries to health insurance. And the unemployed obtain public funding for all health services, including prescription drugs.
Will miracles never cease? I’ve long been an advocate of a single-payer health care system. But I never thought Rush Limbaugh would endorse it, too.
That’s my parting shot for today.