Palin Family Availed Itself of Canada's Single- Payer Health Care Plan
The Huffington Post reports on March 8, 2010, Sarah Palin, in her first speech in Canada since resigning as Alaska’s Governor, admits that her family “used to hustle over the border for health care we received in Canada.” She goes on to comment, “And I think now, isn’t that ironic?”
Readers may recall Sam Stein of The Huffington Post citing, “The irony, one guesses, is that Palin now views Canada’s health care program as revolting: with its government-run administration and ‘death-panel’-like rationing.” Stein notes that the Canadian system was apparently more appealing to the Palins, at some point, than the health care coverage available in their home state of Alaska.
I do not believe that Ms. Palin is the first, nor surely will she be the last politician with the “do as I say, not as I do” philosophy. Numerous examples are available on the internet and in the archives of many newspapers of politicians, both Republican and Democrat, who have exhibited such a philosophy. The point is that such conduct and public statements do not tend to instill public confidence in our politicians.
We are entitled to better.