Five years ago this week, Rush Limbaugh made his famous announcement that he would be moving to Costa Rica if the Affordable Care Act was passed.
Limbaugh made his comments while speaking to a caller who was freaking out about how Obamacare would affect the U.S. healthcare system.
“If this passes and it’s five years from now and all that stuff gets implemented, I am leaving the country. I’ll go to Costa Rica,” Limbaugh said.
From Mediaite’s Matt Wilstein:
While this month has seen a Supreme Court challenge to the fundamental principle behind the law, which could be its undoing if the justices rule in the plaintiffs’ favor, there has been plenty of positive news about Obamacare this year as well. An additional 11.4 million people enrolled through the exchanges ahead of last month’s deadline and just today the CBO put out a new projection that says it will cost $142 billion, or 11 percent, less to implement over the next 10 years than previously estimated.
Watch the video from 2010 below, via The Young Turks: