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Nope, she really meant chickens

A few days ago i quoted Nevada Republican candidate for Senate Sue Lowden saying that we should barter with our doctors in return for medical treatment. Many thought she really meant 'bargain', not 'barter'. But she's standing firm:

"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."

How many chickens for a week's supply of chemotherapy? For a visit to a psychiatrist? What will the doctor do with all these chickens?

Forget the chickens. What does an unemployed person without health insurance, but suffering from cancer or mental illness, have to offer to a doctor? That's your health care plan? Seriously?

By fnord12 | April 21, 2010, 9:12 AM | Liberal Outrage


They don't need a chicken. They can rake leaves or clean gutters for the kindly doctor.

What, now all of a sudden the sick aren't able-bodied? Why do the poor and sick have such bad work ethics?