Palin Crossed Border for Canada Health Care
'Isn't that ironic?' she asks Calgary crowd
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser User
Posted Mar 9, 2010 3:04 AM CST
Updated Mar 9, 2010 5:53 AM CST
Sarah Palin told a Calgary crowd lover the weekedn that her family traveled across the border from Alaska to obtain health care in Canada.   (AP Photo/Ed Reinke)

(Newser) – It turns out the woman who nearly single-handedly killed health-care reform in the US with her "death panel" charges slipped across the border for health care in socialized Canada. "Isn't that kind of ironic?" Sarah Palin asked a Calgary crowd over the weekend. She said her parents traveled across the border from Alaska for health care when she and her brother were growing up in Skagway because it was convenient.

"Believe it or not we used to hustle on over the border for health care 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," said Palin, duly noting the irony of the family "zooming over the border, getting health care from Canada." Palin has criticized Canada's system, saying it should be dismantled in favor of free enterprise, AP notes.