Sarah Palin heads north. Er, south. Er, to Calgary. - Inside Alberta Politics
My first five years of life we spent in Skagway, Alaska, right there by Whitehorse (180km away. see map). Believe it or not – this was in the ‘60s – we used to hustle on over the border for health care that we would receive in Whitehorse. I remember my brother, he burned his ankle in some little kid accident thing and my parents had to put him on a train and rush him over to Whitehorse and I think, isn’t that kind of ironic now. Zooming over the border, getting health care from Canada."
Amazing she and her brother didn't die in the hands of our death panels!!!
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I think this is just another of her lies, or at least exaggeration. The Barracuda was born in 1964. How much of "the 60's" could she remember, anyway?
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Her family must have been poor if they had to go to Canada for health care.
Now remember the 60's did not have the MRI's or massively expensive chemodrugs that we currently have
I'm sorry for having to commit a little hypocrisy by posting a Palin thread of my very own, but this is just too juicy to pass up.
Looks like Canada has its own illegal immigrants abusing our health care too.Sarah Palin's weekend admission that her family once travelled to Canada to receive treatment under the public health-care system she's so often demonized prompted skepticism and ridicule Monday among her critics in the U.S.
"My first five years of life, we spent in Skagway, Alaska, right there by Whitehorse," the former Alaska governor and Republican vice-presidential candidate said Saturday night during a speech in Calgary.
"Believe it or not — this was in the '60s — we used to hustle on over the border for health care that we would receive in Whitehorse. I remember my brother, he burned his ankle in some little kid accident thing, and my parents had to put him on a train and rush him over to Whitehorse, and I think, isn't that kind of ironic now, zooming over the border, getting health care from Canada."
Last edited by RedAkston; 03-09-10 at 02:49 PM. Reason: Edited post to insert link at user's request
First off where is the link to the story.
Secondly the 60s were not last week and the system is now completely different from pressures related to cost and volume.
Then there are questions about the availability of medical treatment in Skagway almost 50 years ago.
Alaska until 1959 was Russian territory it was not like living in down town L.A.
Canada didn't have Socialized Medicine until 1968 when it began and started down hill from there.
It's amazing that people love to play gotcha but then choose to ignore all the important information.
Oh by the way can I play GOTCHA! now
Last edited by Councilman; 03-09-10 at 04:45 AM.
I think we're done here.. . . while she was growing up. . ..
Palin: We went to Canada for health care
Last edited by Oftencold; 03-09-10 at 06:00 AM.
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As you can see, Alaska was NOT Russian Territory. It was purchased from Russia in 1867 and was a US Territory (after being governed by the military) by 1884. It became a STATE in 1959.The U.S. Senate approved the purchase of Alaska from the Russian Empire on March 30, 1867
Alaska - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Even with your inaccurate information being said, I would question the availability of medical care in Skagway in the '60s. I'm not sure that Whitehorse was much better, but as the capital of the Yukon Territory, it probably was, so it would make sense to try to get the best medical care available.
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