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Bloviating Zeppelin: Rush Limbaugh Taken To Hospital In Hawaii: Chest Pains

Bloviating Zeppelin

(in-ep-toc'-ra-cy) - a system of government where the least capable to lead are elected by the least capable of producing, and where the members of society least likely to sustain themselves or succeed, are rewarded with goods and services paid for by the confiscated wealth of a diminishing number of producers.

Thursday, December 31, 2009

Rush Limbaugh Taken To Hospital In Hawaii: Chest Pains



Still too early to tell; posted on Wednesday at 8 pm Pacific. His condition has been listed as "serious."


BZ

Update: Limbaugh is "resting comfortably." There is no further word on his condition.

5 Comments:

OpenID deaconbleu said...

Wouldn't it be great if due to a near brush with death Rush saw the light and changed his way realizing he spreads lies and divides the country?

Thu Dec 31, 07:26:00 AM PST  
Blogger Bloviating Zeppelin said...

db: right. Just like the unifier, say, Al Franken -- who already slapped Lieberman around because he could?

BZ

Thu Dec 31, 09:57:00 AM PST  
OpenID deaconbleu said...

And Lieberman did the same thing Franken did. Nice try. Irrelevant analogy anyway.

Fri Jan 01, 11:38:00 AM PST  
Blogger Tim said...

Maybe he will be forced to retire for health reasons. One could hope, right? This man is Public Enemy #1. Right up there with Bin Laden.

Fri Jan 01, 03:21:00 PM PST  
OpenID deaconbleu said...

Limbaugh says Hawaii proves America's health care system doesn't need reform... except that Hawaii already adopted its reforms

He just lies. He knows he's lying. But he also knows that his audience isn't up on enough of the topic of the day to know that he's lying. Case in point: Rush Limbaugh's recent emergency room visit for chest pains. He survived, and he says this proves that America doesn't need health care reform. What Limbaugh doesn't tell you is that Hawaii already instituted many of the reforms that are included in the health care reform bill before Congress. So what Limbaugh is really saying is that health care reform works.

But important to note is that Hawaii has been a leader in health care reform, having instituted the kind of reforms Limbaugh has railed against. Ninety percent of the population has relatively generous benefits, and reform in that state has led the way to innovation.

…the Hawaii experience suggests that overhauling health insurance before changing the way care is provided could work, eventually. With more people given access to care, hospital and insurance executives in Hawaii say they have been able to innovate efficiencies.

[...]

One result of Hawaii’s employer mandate and the relatively high number of people with health insurance is that hospital emergency rooms in the state are islands of relative calm.

[...]

Hawaii law requires employers to offer standardized health plans with low co-pays, no deductibles and few out-of-pocket costs. Cliff Cisco, a senior vice president at the Hawaii Medical Service Association, said that having a standardized and popular benefit has helped keep administrative costs to just 7 percent of revenue, among the lowest in the natio

Sat Jan 02, 04:24:00 PM PST  

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