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Sarah Palin Suggests Reforming Canada's Universal Health Care System: 'Let The Private Sector Take Over'

At a recent stop on her "Going Rogue" book tour, Sarah Palin told Canadian comedian Mary Walsh that Canada should get rid of its public health care system.

Walsh is the co-creator and star of This Hour Has 22 Minutes -- a nightly news parody show in the same vein as The Daily Show -- and she arrived in character, as the conservative Marg Delahunty, to the Borders where Palin (the "Alaskan Aphrodite") was signing books.

"I just wanted to ask you if you have any words of encouragement for Canadian conservatives who have worked so hard to try to diminish the kind of socialized medicine we have up there." Walsh shouted to Palin as she approached the table.

Palin suggested that Canada should get rid of its public health care system. "Keep the faith" Palin said, "because common sense conservatism can be plugged in there in Canada too. In fact, Canada needs to reform its health care system and let the private sector take over some of what the government has absorbed."

Raw Story points out that it is unlikely this plan will go over well among Canadians -- even among conservatives.


A recent study found that 90 percent of Canadians support universal, single-payer health care. A poll taken last summer shows 82 percent of Canadians believe their health care system to be better than the US's, despite constant grumbling about waiting times for treatment of non-life-threatening conditions.

While the system has longer waiting periods for certain elective surgeries, research suggests that Canadians do enjoy better access to care and "superior" health outcomes compared to Americans. According to a Commonwealth Fund of deaths that could have been prevented "with access to quality medical care in the leading 19 industrialized countries," the United States ranked last and Canada came in sixth.

This is Palin's second brush with Canadian comedians. Last November a comedian from Montreal convinced the former governor she was speaking with French President Nicolas Sarkozy.

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  • What a Bunch of fucking nuts, truly crazy those peoples.....

    Hey "Ms.Bitch" palin, I paid around 200$ last years for my health care, with a privatise health care system i would have paid thousands of dollars...... Thousand of dollars for what? To make already old and rich guys even more rich.....

    Shes a fucking bitch, guys wake up, republicans thinks they hate the elitist but you are actually supporting them.... talk about hypocrisie...


    Palin is not a hockey mom, not even from th More..

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  • lol funny stuff.

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  • Couldn't bring myself to upload this:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mKKKgua7wQk

    I'm just not that mean ; p

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    • lmao, now that was some funny shit.

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    • dude if you don't upload that i will, all of liveleak was in that video

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    • oh yes check at 5.28 of this video She got one hell of an "intelligent" idea


      Remove the polar bear from endangered species so we can drill more oil...... Thats it , kill the bears and destroy the environnement thats her solution!!



      DRILL BABY DRIll!!!!......SIGH


      WHAT A BUNCH OF FUCKING ASSHOLE, TRULY EVIL PEOPLE, TRULY...

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    • you mean bastard!...now I'm gonna have to go and change my underwear...I'm still in tears laughing at those Palin fans...I only wish those morons would support abortions (and practice it)so they wouldn't procreate...

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    • There are idiots on all sides of the political spectrum... at any Obama rally it would be pretty much the same thing.

      At the end of the day, what kind of people have the time to line up at a store all day or go to some lame political rally?

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  • Jew?

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  • Quitter says what? doesn't she have a moose to blow?

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  • Palin looks so elitist.

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  • She's cool.

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  • I GUESS ITS OK TO MAKE OUR SENIOR CITZENS PAY OUTRAGES AMOUNT OF MONEY FOR MEDICINE FROM THE PRIVATE SECTORS?

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  • You can't possibly compare canadas system and what americas would be like if the bill passes..
    They're trying to destroy the economy obviously

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    • HOW CAN GIVING MONEY TO PRIVATE COMPAGNIE DESTROY THE ECONOMY......

      THEY ALREADY SAID IT BEFORE, THE HEALTH CARE COST IN THE UNITED STATES IS WAY HIGHER THEN ALL OF THE SOCIALZE COUNTRY....AND THIS IS BECAUSE OF PRIVATE HEALTH CARE SYSTEM, THIS IS ACTUALLY DESTROYING YOUR ECONOMY , VERY SLOWLY BUT SURELY...

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    • Its very simple

      USA-308,018,000 (w/o illegals)
      CA-33,856,000

      This healthcare plan is just another nail in the "coffin" of americas economy. Obama and his cronies are out to destroy the dollar, not help people thrive. Wake the fuck up freak

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    • What's the difference between Sarah Palin's mouth and her pussy?

      Answer: Only some of the things that come out of her pussy are retarded.

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    • really?...and what border town would that be...El Paso?

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  • dont listen to her my dear canadian potheads!!!

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  • You're a complete fool if you believe obama is out to help. His administration and family/cronies spend while people sleep on the streets and starve.
    He's just another liar politician and he fucked the black community especially but they won't feel it for a bit.
    Right now they're busy spending other peoples money on SHIT

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  • Bwaahahahahaha!
    Mary Walsh is fking GOLD!

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  • As if we'd listen to Sarah Failin' LOL

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  • ROFLMAO!!!!! This is great.

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  • Someone please tell me what drugs she is on.

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  • Miss Palin got screwed again. She will be a perfect candidate for 2012. She will cluelessly destroy what is left of the GOP. Nice.

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  • This shows you how stupid some Americans are. They are voting for someone that they don't even have a clue about.

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  • It's already happening. In Canada and Europe.

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    • lol what the fuck are you talking about??? your such a moron its unbelievable...... Im really sad for you, must be hard to be a ignorant moron like this..

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    • Brilliant argument feeb. UK is already discussing charging for medical care. Just as Canada is shifting away from the socialism that no honest person deems to be viable long term. Doctors are shifting support more and more. Offering a "private option", is simply another step in the right direction.

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