Palin Says Her Family Went To Canada For Health Care When She Was Young

Mar 8, 2010 | Posted by: Magna Cum Laude | Full story: voices.washingtonpost.com

Updated 12:32 p.m. Former Alaska governor Sarah Palin, a fierce opponent of Democratic health-care reform efforts who has said America under President Obama is headed toward socialism , told a Canadian audience her family used to go to Canada to get medical care when she was growing up.

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“The GOP Is Organized Hypocrisy”

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#1 Mar 8, 2010
Former Alaska governor Sarah Palin, a fierce opponent of Democratic health-care reform efforts who has said America under President Obama is headed toward socialism, told a Canadian audience her family used to go to Canada to get medical care when she was growing up.

"My first five years of life we spent in Skagway, Alaska, right there by Whitehorse. Believe it or not -- this was in the '60s -- we used to hustle on over the border for health care that we would receive in Whitehorse. I remember my brother, he burned his ankle in some little kid accident thing and my parents had to put him on a train and rush him over to Whitehorse and I think, isn't that kind of ironic now. Zooming over the border, getting health care from Canada," Palin said a speech Saturday night, according to the Calgary Herald.

Palin spoke before a paying audience of 1,200 in Calgary, with tickets costing between $150 and $200, the Medicine Hat News of Medicine Hat, Alberta, reported.

Whitehorse, in the Yukon, Canada, is north of Skagway.

Palin has also told an alternate version of the story that had her family traveling south by ferry to Juneau from Skagway for treatment of her brother's burned foot, rather than to Canada, according to a 2007 report posted by the Skagway News.

See link from editorial for access to her contradicting statements.

Does anyone remember this thread? She was set to profit (and did as proved above) by attending a fundraiser for a Canadian Hospital that is:

A. A universal healthcare program

And

B. Performs Abortions.

http://www.topix.com/forum/city/paragould-ar/...

Conservative Palin supporters:

How much would it cost to get you to give a speech at this fundraiser? Keep in mind that the money you help them make will go towards equipment, etc. that is used to perform abortions and the doctors who perform them as well.

You can either say:

A) I would not do it regardless of the cost and Palin is wrong.

or

B) Name your price

Which is it?

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#2 Mar 8, 2010
http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-503544_162-200001...

Why you people don't see that it's ALL about the money is beyond me.

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#3 Mar 8, 2010
Amazing.

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#4 Mar 8, 2010
Magna Cum Laude wrote:
http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-50 3544_162-20000152-503544.html
Why you people don't see that it's ALL about the money is beyond me.
I've known it all along. It's too obvious not to know it.

“The Turdblossom of Topix”

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#5 Mar 8, 2010
Why you people don't see that it's all about the POWER is beyond me.

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#6 Mar 8, 2010
I agree with both of you.

The day she resigned I posted on topix:

"SARAH PALIN IS NOW LEGALLY FOR SALE...ANYONE WITH ENOUGH CASH PLEASE STEP FORWARD!"
-MCL

http://www.topix.com/forum/city/paragould-ar/...

LBT, you posted on the link above quite a bit as well. It's fun to look back on old threads. Especially when they prove you're right...as this one does for the both of us.

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#7 Mar 8, 2010
Well, BNH's post wasn't up when I posted. I agreed with Coxxx and LBT...of course.

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#8 Mar 8, 2010
BoatsNHoes wrote:
Why you people don't see that it's all about the POWER is beyond me.
What power?

Way to avoid the subject.

“The Turdblossom of Topix”

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#9 Mar 8, 2010
According to the summary of Canada's health care system by Health Canada, it was only until 1972 that Yukon "create[d] medical insurance plans with federal cost sharing."

http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/hcs-sss/pubs/system-re...

“The Turdblossom of Topix”

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#10 Mar 8, 2010
Magna Cum Laude wrote:
<quoted text>What power?
Way to avoid the subject.
That healthcare is about the government controlling your life. POWER!!!!

She gets paid for speeches, big whoop.

“The Turdblossom of Topix”

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#11 Mar 8, 2010
If Whitehorse is closer to Skagway than Juneau and if the Palins paid for their son's care while they were in Yukon, how is that hypocrisy? If they paid for their son's care in Yukon, then how is she benefiting in a hypocritical fashion from socialized medicine considering that the whole point behind socialized medicine is that you don't have to pay for your healthcare

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#12 Mar 8, 2010
BoatsNHoes wrote:
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That healthcare is about the government controlling your life. POWER!!!!
She gets paid for speeches, big whoop.
Whatever you say DRAMA QUEEN.

Yeah, she gave a speech that helped raise money for ABORTION PRACTICES.

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#13 Mar 8, 2010
BoatsNHoes wrote:
According to the summary of Canada's health care system by Health Canada, it was only until 1972 that Yukon "create[d] medical insurance plans with federal cost sharing."
http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/hcs-sss/pubs/system-re...
Now show us the stats between now and then as far as life expectancy, still births, etc.

Also, going to another country when we have "the best in the world" right here in the U.S.?

Let's just ignore the FACT that she LIED about it in the first place.

She's a liar...she proved it with HER OWN WORDS.

Not to mention taking money that goes against her "beliefs."

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#14 Mar 8, 2010
I see LR has shown up. Bring on the mean, nuts and clueless.

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#16 Mar 8, 2010
A Canadian posted this:

"I'm a Canadian. In my province I pay the princely sum of $54/month ($80 for couples,$104 for families) for comprehensive single-payer health care. That covers all the doctor visits I may need, plus hospital care, specialist referrals, blood work, x-rays, MRI & Cat scans, ambulance, EMT, etc. I have separate, private coverage for dental, prescription drugs and extended & supplemental care (private hospital room, massage therapy, physio, orthotics, etc).

It's so much more efficient and cost effective than what my relatives in the US have. Nobody, but nobody in any industrialized country in the world wants the kind of overpriced, conditional medical care Americans are cursed with.

If private, for-profit medical insurance were superior to single-payer - if it were cheaper, more efficient and provided better health outcomes, there would be no debate here. The rest of the world would privatize medical insurance, just as so many countries have successfully privatized their post offices, government-owned airlines and other public services."

They have a very good point!

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#17 Mar 8, 2010
BoatsNHoes wrote:
Why you people don't see that it's all about the POWER is beyond me.
Palin will say anything for $200 a plate.

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#18 Mar 8, 2010
Left Brain Thinker wrote:
<quoted text>
Palin will say anything for $200 a plate.
I wonder what she would DO for $500 a plate?

;)

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#19 Mar 8, 2010
Why say you went to one place in the U.S. for healthcare then go to Canada and say you actually went there to receive it?

Anyone??

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#20 Mar 8, 2010
Magna Cum Laude wrote:
<quoted text>I wonder what she would DO for $500 a plate?
;)
It would probably include some kind of happy endings.

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#21 Mar 8, 2010
Left Brain Thinker wrote:
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It would probably include some kind of happy endings.
LMAO! That's what I was thinking!

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