Yesterday was Rush Limbaugh’s first time back on the air after suffering a medical emergency and being hospitalized December 30, 2009.
On that January 6 show, Rush claimed that his prior hospital press conference was not intended to be a political statement. Rush then went even further in using his medical event to oppose health care reform:
That’s right! Limbaugh claims that if his medical emergency had occurred under the proposed health care reform system, he could have died.
Talk about a selling point to pass reform quickly!
Even more, Rush seemed to confirm that Rep. Alan Grayson's description of the Republican health care plan: if you can’t afford health care, “Don’t Get Sick” and if you do get sick, “Die Quickly,” is correct.
Limbaugh made the argument that everyone has access to health care. Here’s the theory:
We live in the freest country in the world with the most opportunity to succeed and make money. Therefore, even though health care costs money, since everyone has the opportunity to make money, everyone has the opportunity to get health care. Once you make money, just pay cash like he did; you’ll even save 35% by doing so!
Thus, the Limbaugh health care reform plan is: don’t reform it. We have liberty and the pursuit of health care – there are no guarantees, because healthcare is not a right, according to Rush.
The longer Limbaugh audio section is here: