Kentucky Senator Rand Paul needs hernia surgery after his neighbor, former doctor Rene A. Boucher, physically attacked him last year, in apparent retaliation for constantly piling brush and sticks near his property line. Despite myriad U.S. hospitals that can and do perform this surgery, Sen. Paul isn’t taking any chances with his health.
Instead, he’s going to Canada.
Specifically, he’s going to the Shouldice Hernia Hospital in Ontario, according to court documents filed by Paul’s attorney for a civil suit last week.
If you know anything about Rand Paul—and I mean anything at all—this choice seems a little … odd, considering that Rand Paul is the biggest proponent of America’s unique, expensive “free market” health care system. He’s also been one of the loudest champions of Donald Trump’s efforts to kill the Affordable Care Act.