Correct OV, he said something that in context of nothing more than a snippet of a single phone call that's a few minutes out of about 10 hours a week (taking commercials out of the equation) that could be read as either:
1) he's leaving the country to get his medical services
2) he's leaving the country for good
Both of those are legitimate things to assume based on ONLY the context of that call.
If you add the fact that Rush himself came out and specified what he meant by it:
"So a guy calls up and says, "If all this happens, what are you going to do?" And I said, "Well, if doctors are not permitted to opt out of the government insurance pool and so forth, Medicare, Medicaid, whatever it is, and if they're not allowed to establish a private practice with private sector patients paying their own way, then I'll go to Costa Rica."
Then add up the fact that Limbaugh has stated on his own program:
1. He doesn't have insurance
2. He pays for his medical bills out of pocket
3. He paid for his medical bills in Hawaii out of pocket.
So lets see, you have a quote that could easily mean in context "leaving the country" and going to Costa Rica as in moving from the country OR leaving to go there for medical expenses.
You then have CONTEXT if you actually don't ignore the fact the man speaks for 10 hours a week that shows he himself clarifying what he meant AND showing that it would not make sense for him to go elsewhere and use their insurance when he DOESN'T USE INSURANCE HERE!
So please...unless NoLingo, Objective Voice, Disney, or others can somehow show me that they're actually mind readers, I'd love to see how you can say that what HE said he meant isn't true.
Limbaugh says the way you're interpreting it is wrong.
Context says the way you're interpreting it is wrong.
Limbaugh's history says the way you're interpreting it is wrong.
Common sense would then say...You're Wrong.
But of course, you call common sense