Bring a chicken to the doctor's office

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    Is this the republicans plan for repeal and replace?

    Lowden Doubles Down On Health-Care-By-Barter: 'Bring A Chicken To The Doctor' (VIDEO) | TPMDC

    Lowden Doubles Down On Health-Care-By-Barter: 'Bring A Chicken To The Doctor' (VIDEO)
    Rachel Slajda | April 20, 2010, 5:49PM
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    Nevada Senate candidate Sue Lowden (R)

    Sue Lowden, the front-running Republican challenger to Sen. Harry Reid, yesterday doubled down on her idea that health care could be paid for using the barter system.

    Last week, when Lowden suggested "that bartering is really good," it seemed that she may have been talking about haggling prices and just had her vocab mixed up. It happens to everyone.

    But yesterday, on a local news program, Lowden seemed to double down on the idea. Asked whether the statement made her seem disconnected, she shot back that it's Reid who's disconnected for not knowing "that this is already happening in our state."

    "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," she said. "[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," she added.

    Reid's campaign blasted the video clip out to reporters this afternoon (subject line: "Seriously ... Has Sue Lowden Lost Her Mind?). Watch:

    Lowden went on to say that barter "is not even mentioned in my plan" and said it's just an alternative she was discussing at a town hall meeting.
     
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    My Dr likes steaks better.
     
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    But she is a woman and sort of cute, republicans are a sucker for that. She will win.
     
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    don't laugh, when obamie runs outta ink for printin money a chicken might look good..
     
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    To my amusement, this has been the rage of left wing radio all day.

    I couldn't believe my ears.

    That dumb right-wing hag said to barter with the doctor with some chicken...like the olden days.

    BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!
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    She is leading Harry Reid.
    Republicans don't want a "deficit neutral" health care program.
    But they are "thrilled" with a Republican drug give-a-way that will cost the nation trillions.
     
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    Old time health care

    A doctor serviced his small town by doing house calls (I am one of the few people on the board who ever got one, because I am elderly) in a rattletrap car. While he was stopped for a visit to the pharmacy one day, a bunch of kids were standing around making fun of his car.

    He came out and listned for a bit and told them "The car is paid for boys. Most of you...aint"
     

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