Need medical help? Trade some chicken to your doctor. Or paint her house.
Say, I wonder how many chickens it will take to have a knee replacement? Oh wait, I don't have any chickens. I guess I'll have to paint houses—lots and lots of houses.
As another sign of GOP idiocy on health care, we present the Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate in Nevada, one Sue Lowden. Here's the story:
Sue Lowden, a Republican candidate challenging Majority Leader Harry Reid for his Nevada Senate seat is refusing to back down from an earlier suggestion that America consider a medical barter system as an alternative to current health care solutions.
On Monday Lowden took the idea one step further.
"Before we all started having health care, in the olden days, our grandparents, they would bring a chicken to the doctor," Lowden told a local news station. "They would say I'll paint your house."
Now, the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee has launched a new website to ridicule Lowden for her support of the bartering proposal.
The website, Chickens for Checkups, calls Lowden's health care barter system "an old-timey solution for a modern problem," and says that such a program would ask Americans to "barter with their doctors for health care with things like chickens and house painting," items she referenced on a local news program.
"Do you need medical care?" the site asks. "Write a letter to Sue Lowden with your ailment and what you're willing to trade, and we'll make sure she gets it. It's just like the good old days!"