Sarah Palin: ‘I’ll Go To Canada’ for Health Care

Nov 12, 2013

height.288.width.448Sarah Palin today claimed she would rather go to Canada for her health care needs than remain in the United States as long as Obamacare is in effect.

The former governor of Alaska ripped into the Affordable Care Act, popularly known as Obamacare, during a GOPAC fundraiser in Columbus, Ohio, in which she attempted to point out the new law's multiple flaws.

"Since President Obama forced this so-called Obamacare on all Americans, we are seeing costs go up and people lose their health insurance," the Tea Party darling told hundreds of supporters. "Right now I am scared to enter a hospital because I don't know how much it will cost me, if my health insurance will cover me or if I will even receive quality care. Let me tell you folks, this never happened before Obamacare took effect.

"I love America but as long as Obamacare is the law, every time I need to visit the doctor or buy medicine, I'm just gonna head across the Alaska border to Canada. At least Canada has the kind of efficient, cost-effective health care that conservatives can support."

Going Canuck

Canada's health care system, which is comparable to the popular U.S. program Medicare, provides publicly funded health insurance to all citizens and is administered by the provinces, with guidelines set by the federal government. Unlike the Affordable Care Act, Canada's system cut out the private health insurance companies instead of requiring U.S. citizens to buy from them.

Palin previously claimed Obamacare's failings are meant to build support for single-payer health care, although she has struggled to explain her alternate proposal.

However, Palin's unwitting endorsement of Canada's government-run health care system -- which is often dismissed by U.S. conservatives as "socialist" -- did not seem to faze the crowd as she continued to favorably contrast it to the United States.

"I can't tell you how many of my Canadian friends say how much they like their health care," she said. "As Americans, we should be embarrassed that Canadians have a higher life expectancy and a lower infant mortality rate than we do. On top of that, I'm told Canadians spend less money than we do.

"Why is that? Maybe it's because the president of Canada, Stephen Harper, is a conservative who doesn't like to waste the people's money, so he demands an efficient health care system."

Palin also blasted Republicans and the Supreme Court for "standing by and doing absolutely nothing" to stop Obamacare.

"I bet you that if anyone tried to go to Canada or even Europe and took away their health care and replaced it with something worse, the people would take to the streets in protest. We should do the same."

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  • Flakmeister

    This is truly rich….
    It has to be fake, there is no way this is real…

  • William Harper

    Why can’t it be real?

  • Flakmeister

    Because I searched GOPAC meeting and there wasn’t one that day… @60minutes, it is called verifying your sources
    Trust me I wanted this to be real, I really did….

  • red

    these guys are good …

  • William Harper

    *sigh* I was hoping you would say…”cuz’ nothing on this site is real!”

  • Flakmeister

    Re: Not real, that too…

    I came across a very similar article elsewhere that was not so obviously fake…

  • Arturo Jacobo Saiz

    Canada wouldn’t take her….

  • Ebenezer

    Bah… Sophomoric “humor” just a peg above fart jokes.

  • texasaggie

    Someone post this on Caribou Barbie’s Facebook page and maybe she’ll actually do it.

  • William Harper

    yet you continue to read…

  • Ebenezer

    Wow! Pithy retort…

  • William Harper

    /sarcasm. Know any good fart jokes?

  • Ebenezer

    I only know Old Fart jokes. Barumpbump…

  • William Harper

    Thank goodness. I was beginning to believe there was no humor…or sarcasm on this site.

  • lgcamp

    You betcha… I live in Minnesota and I’m hopping across the border for health care. And I’m not paying for ObamaScare either. You go, Palin !!! I’ll meet you there.

  • canamiam

    Canada wouldn’t let that crazy nut across the border!!! stay away we don’t want you!!!
    as Canadians we support the affordable health care act and cant believe it took this long for all Americans to have access to health care … and Sarah used to insult our healthcare system….. she is a 2 faced lying IGNORANT person…. STAY IN ALASKA no one else wants you!!

  • Seth Mythrax

    Be nice if it happened & the Doctor screwed up & she died in the chair getting dental work, hahahaha……

  • Lucy

    Maybe she should head over to Russia for her next obygn appointment, betcha none of those lesbian doctor’s would be looking in her vagina ah?

  • Andy Lomas

    Of course this is a joke! Stephen Harper notwithstanding, we Canadians do have standards…

  • lloydc1234

    With her money, she has no fear of the cost of a hospital visit. Another lie. Does she expect to not to have to pay fro Canada Care.

  • lloydc1234

    Not even funny. Grow up.

  • lloydc1234

    Good riddance to both of you.

  • Mark Harrison

    We have a Prime minister, Ms. Palin, not a President. So that thought would automatically eliminate you from receiving health care in Canada because one is required to have a functioning brain to fill out the forms.


    This is disgusting. The Prophet Palin, just by force of Her Righteousness, would convert Canada to cash-for-service healthcare just by crossing the border. This story is clearly spurious.

  • sudon’t

    You also have a King and Queen who live in a beautiful Ice Palace. I saw it on TV. Our White House has a bowling alley! Does the Ice Palace have a hockey rink? I would like to visit Canada some day, and eat peameal bacon, but it’s soooo cold up there. Maybe after global warming! You must be looking forward to that, eh?

  • sudon’t

    It’s not about the money, but about how Obamacare has destroyed the once great American healthcare system with socialism, leaving her with no choice but to go to a second-rate country like Canadia. That’s how bad Husseinocare is! Everything is ruined, and Obama is the Anti-Christ. It has nothing to do with racism.

  • sudon’t

    Yes, yes, we understand. Any news you don’t like is “fake” news. Some people just can’t deal with fair and balanced reporting when it conflicts with their ideology.