Rand Paul Defends Getting Hernia Surgery in Canada: I Will Have to Pay Cash, That’s Capitalism
Still having injuries from his neighbor attacking him in his front lawn, Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) defended his decision to have hernia surgery in Canada instead of the United States.
News of the surgery happening in a country with socialized medicine was met with mockery.
He’s having surgery to remove the irony. https://t.co/3cii4h9m0s
— Claude Taylor (@TrueFactsStated) January 16, 2019
Why is Rand Paul having surgery in the socialist dystopia of Canada? https://t.co/zKwpA8KrfF
— Matthew Yglesias (@mattyglesias) January 13, 2019
— Splinter (@splinter_news) January 15, 2019
Oh, the irony: Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, one of the fiercest political critics of socialized medicine, will travel to Canada later this month to get hernia surgery.
— Democratic Coalition (@TheDemCoalition) January 14, 2019
Paul defended the decision because the clinic is actually one of the few for-profit hospitals in the country.
“I have had a tough year, I had six broken ribs, three of them, broken and then separated so would ground upon each other for months until they healed. I had pneumonia twice in, I had fluid around my lung, and now I have a hernia that has to be repaired from this,” Paul explained to Fox News’ Maria Bartiromo.
Paul said he wanted to go to a clinic that has done a large number of hernia related surgeries.
“It actually is very competitive in the free marketplace privately owned hospital, what I will pay, and I will have to pay cash, it’s not about socialized medicine because I’m paying cash, that’s capitalism,” he continued, saying the price will be about a half to a third of what the insurance will pay.
This isn’t really a good “gotcha.” This hernia clinic, in my hometown of Thornhill, is one of a very small number of private, for-profit clinics that were grandfathered into Ontario’s socialized health system. https://t.co/Z6MmI5ojTV
— Daniel Dale (@ddale8) January 14, 2019
Watch above, via Fox Business.
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