1. Rob Schofield

    March 8, 2010 at 1:02 pm

    Guess she must’ve gotten tired waiting in line in the U.S.

  2. IBXer

    March 8, 2010 at 3:20 pm

    Sorry, but your facts are all wrong on this one (something that I know won’t stop you from spreading this).

    She said that growing up her family lived in a tiny Alaskan village, Skagway (population 818 in 2003), that didn’t have a hospital. They traveled to Whitehorse in the Yukon Territory for treatment in 1969. Her brother had burned his leg. She was 5 years old.

    The Canada Health Act, which applied universal coverage to both the provinces and the territories was not fully impleminted until 1972.

    So the entire premise of what you are suggesting is wrong.

  3. pino

    March 8, 2010 at 3:22 pm

    “We used to hustle over the border for health care we received in Canada,” she said. “And I think now, isn’t that ironic.”

    When she was 5.
    Before Canada had the social medical care system they have now.
    Because the town her family most closely lived happened to be Canadian.

    But feel free not to report that if ya want.

  4. Adam Searing

    March 8, 2010 at 3:35 pm

    Boy, you guys are really informed about the care that Sarah got when she was 5 yrs old! I’ll just go with what she said before she realized it could get her in trouble: “We used to hustle across the border” – sounds like to me that was a pretty regular thing. And I always find it amusing when people who have been bashing the Canadian health care system for so long suddenly become experts in its history.

  5. IBXer

    March 8, 2010 at 3:41 pm

    Regardless of how many times her parents might have hustled over the border, they weren’t going to a universal healthcare system. The whole premise of what you are suggesting is mute.

    BTW, the last thing you guys want to be spreading right now is the idea of someone hustling across the border for free healthcare…

  6. Stephen

    March 8, 2010 at 4:19 pm

    “And I think now, isn’t that ironic.” I don’t think that word means what she thinks it means …

    And IBXer, you tool, it’s “moot”, not “mute” (when you’re insulting other people’s intelligence, it pays to be more careful with your own displays of “intelligence”).

  7. pino

    March 8, 2010 at 4:32 pm

    And I always find it amusing when people who have been bashing the Canadian health care system for so long suddenly become experts in its history.

    It’s because we’re not against a system based on ideology. We are typically against a system if it does/doesn’t work. In the case you are referencing, the Palin’s going to Canada, it most certainly was more reflective of the type of care we would like now.

    Open to the market where each consumer would pay with their own money and be able to make decisions on place and time of care based on their specific circumstances.

    Because the boy was burned, the Palin’s must have felt it was in their best interest to get care at the closest/best center and pay out of pocket. Had the condition been less extreme, they may have made a value proposition to take him to an American center where the cost may have been less expensive or covered [if they had insurance].

    The point is, the jist [i know i know, its {i did it again} gist, but jeepers, its {hahahaha} a blog!] is that somehow Palin made a gaffe by admitting she went to a socialist health care system, when in fact her family acted in accordance to a system that we would like more to emulate; market driven where the consumer is price conscience.

  8. IBXer

    March 8, 2010 at 5:01 pm

    I misspelled a word on a blog so that dismisses the facts of my argument?

    LOL, what a dumb ass.

  9. Adam Searing

    March 9, 2010 at 9:59 am

    Where are the health bills? I want to see the health bills! If Palin’s family paid for all the care over the years they got in Canada, we need to see the proof. I demand the birth certificate – whoops – I mean health bills.

  10. IBXer

    March 9, 2010 at 10:27 am

    That’s right Adam, ignore all the facts and keep trying to imply something you know to be untrue.

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