Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Sue Lowden's Republican Health Care Plan: Barter A Chicken For A Checkup

Sue Lowden, Republican front-runner to Democratic Majority Leader Harry Reid in the senatorial race in Nevada, has introduced her barter system health care plan. For example, one could barter a chicken for medical treatment. I kid you not. Watch:

Lowden: 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 olden days, our grandparents, they would bring a chicken to the doctor. They would say I'll paint your house. [That's] what people would do to get health care with their doctors. Doctors are very sympathetic people. I'm not backing down from that system.

Regarding Lowden not "backing down," she also advocated bartering for health care earlier in the month at a candidate forum in Mesquite, Nevada. The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee's Chickens for Checkups site enables you to send a message telling Lowden your ailment and what you'd be willing to barter for treatment.

Nice to know that at last there's a viable Republican health care plan. Next time you're going to the doctor, first stop by the supermarket and pick up a chicken. If Lowden wins the senatorial race in Nevada after this, I'd feel like the sky is falling.

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