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Rush Limbaugh: I'll Leave U.S. if Health Care Passes

| by Mark Berman

For those of you who don't like Rush Limbaugh, here's another reason to hope health care reform passes -- Limbaugh said he will leave the country if a bill passes.

Here's the exchange with a caller during his show on Monday:

CALLER: If the health care bill passes, where would you go for health care yourself? And the second part of that is, what would happen to the doctors, do they have to participate in the federal program, or could they opt out of it? [...]

LIMBAUGH: 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.

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Here's a link to the rest of the conversation.