IN CASE DEMS NEEDED ADDED MOTIVATION…. A caller asked right-wing radio host Rush Limbaugh yesterday where he would “go for health care” if the Democratic health care reform package passes.

“I’ll just tell you this,” Limbaugh said. “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.”

There are so many reasons why health care reform would benefit the country. In case proponents needed another, Limbaugh just gave them one.

Adding details and context to Limbaugh’s nonsense is usually a waste of time, but it’s probably worth noting that Costa Rica would be an interesting choice for Limbaugh’s self-imposed exile. The national health care system in Costa Rica is socialized and generally considered the best in Latin America.

Indeed, the World Health Organization ranks Costa Rica’s system as slightly better than ours.

Nevertheless, if Limbaugh is sincere about his willingness to leave the United States, I don’t imagine he’d have to pay for his own plane ticket or moving expenses — there are millions of Americans just waiting to chip in.

Steve Benen

Follow Steve on Twitter @stevebenen. Steve Benen is a producer at MSNBC's The Rachel Maddow Show. He was the principal contributor to the Washington Monthly's Political Animal blog from August 2008 until January 2012.