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Sarah Palin says her family once went to Canada for healthcare

March 9, 2010 |  6:26 am

Sarah-palinSarah Palin could see Canada's healthcare from her window.

The former Alaska governor and current media favorite told an audience in Calgary on Saturday that her family had sneaked to Canada when she was growing up to take advantage of the universal healthcare system.

She described in a somewhat fishy story hopping the border one time when her brother injured himself, according to the Canadian Press.

"Believe it or not -- this was in the '60s -- we used to hustle on over the border for healthcare that we would receive in Whitehorse," she told the crowd.

"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 and I think, isn't that kind of ironic now. Zooming over the border, getting healthcare from Canada?"

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