You’ll be relieved to know that the solution to your rising medical care costs resides in your barn (if you have one).
During a recent candidate forum, Republican Sue Lowden, who is running to challenge Harry Reid in November, suggested bartering with doctors http://www.care2.com/causes/admin/submit/as a possible solution to rising health care costs. Her comments are now being referred in political circles as Chickens for Checkups.
It’s hard to imagine that Sue Lowden is out polling Harry Reid.
And in a follow-up interview with local political analyst Marlene Lockhard, Lowden refused to back down from her suggestion that bartering with doctors for health care could be part of a long term solution to the American health care crisis, saying:
“Let’s change the system and talk about what the possibilities are. I’m telling you that this works. You know, before we all started having health care in the old days, our grandparents. They would bring a chicken to the doctor. They would say I’ll paint your house. And that’s the old days of what people would do to get health care with their doctors.”
The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee is having a lot of fun with Lowden’s tone deaf comments. You can send Sue Lowden an email that let’s you specify an “old time” medical condition and several things you can barter to get medical care–including chickens.
The Nevada State Democrats had some fun with this too. Communications Director Phoebe Sweet showed up at Lowden’s office with a goat, saying she unsuccessfully tried to trade it for medical care but her doctor “looked at her like I was crazy.”
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