This is an interesting revelation. Sarah Palin spoke to an audience in Calgary, over the weekend. She claimed that while growing up, her own family would seek out health care in Canada -- a country with a single-payer health care system. The darling of the conservative Tea Party protest movement, used to travel from Skagway, Alaska, to Whitehorse, Yukon, to receive health care, when she was growing up. Can you imagine!
Palin has previously called for at least a partial privatization of Canada's health care system. In November 2009, Palin was apparently tricked by Mary Walsh from the Canadian-comedy news show This Hour Has 22 Minutes, and was asked a question about Canada's health care system. Walsh was posing as a fan of hers from Canada. Palin answered: "In fact Canada needs to reform its health care system and let the private sector take over some of what the government has absorbed. So thank you, keep the faith."