RUSH LIMBAUGH's remark to a caller that he would go to COSTA RICA for health care if Pres. OBAMA's health care plan passes has gotten attention from news organizations around the world, but LIMBAUGH says that the reporters misinterpreted what he said.
On MONDAY's show, LIMBAUGH said in response to a caller asking where he would go to see a private doctor if the plan passes ("If the health care bill passes, where would you go for health care yourself?") that "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." The remark led the HUFFINGTON POST to interpret the comment as saying that he would move to COSTA RICA rather than go there to see the doctor, an interpretation picked up by news organizations and bloggers worldwide.
On his show TODAY (3/9), LIMBAUGH responded, saying that the article's interpretation of his comment "has been turned into I'm going to leave the country for COSTA RICA and move there if Obamacare passes. I've had all kinds of reporters: 'Are you serious? Do you really mean this?' So I've had to patiently explain today to people who do not bother to stay informed on this stuff what the genesis and the primary context of my comment was.