Wednesday, March 31, 2010

When The Going Gets Tough, The Yanks Get Going...

....To Canada.

First it was Ms. Sarah Palin, the quitter from Alaska:

(Speaking in Calgary recently) the vocal opponent of health-care reform in the U.S. steered largely clear of the topic except to reveal a tidbit about her life growing up not far from Whitehorse (in Alaska).

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

Now it's the entire state of Montana.

"During this time of economic recession, states have made very tough choices to balance their human services budgets. There is one area where costs could be controlled without adversely impacting people who need health care. I (Governor, and non-quitter Brian Schweitzer) am asking you to join me in my fight against unfair drug pricing by granting a Medicaid waiver allowing us to import prescription drugs from Canada for Montanans covered by Medicaid, Healthy Montana Kids (Montana’s CHIP program), our state employee health plan and our correctional systems. By allowing Montana to import medications from Canada we estimate we could save up to $40 million......"


How long will it be before some Crackpotian TeaNutterer in Missoula starts screaming for our socialist heads because we're saving his Medicaid program too much money?

Or some such thing.

Original Link Source:
The indefatigable David Dayen writing at the indispensible Firedoglake.



Your driver said...

I swear that's what Ann Coulter was doing in Canada, grandstanding for her American fans by standing up to RED CANADA, the latest threat to our American freedoms. Red Canada has repeatedly trampled on one of the most basic of human rights: The right to die of easily treatable illnesses. That right and the right to die in the streets of exposure are two of the foundations of Republican American freedom.
I would suggest that Canadians review Michael Moore's "Canadian Bacon".

RossK said...


You forgot the right to go bankrupt and lose your house if somebody in your family gets really sick.