I've been thinking about this and would like to know what most people would say in response to Sue Lowden's idea of bartering for health care.
Should we now keep chicken coops in our back yards just in case we catch a cold and need to barter for anti-biotics or even a diagnosis to the virus we may or may not have. Hmmm? Has anyone ever cleaned out a chicken coop - I have - not a fun job and doesn't help making impressions on the neighbors - the smell could knock your nose straight to the back of your head and your eyes are not long following.
How about something more dire - do we keep sheep, cows, exotic LLamas just in case of an emergency - like a burst appendix or a concusion or blood transfusion - gee what do you think that will cost - 4 chickens and a pig. What size does the pig need to be and would the doctor have change for a 20 lb pig? Do they have an exchange for pig weight. On the other hand, how big can you grow a pig - would the pig have to be hogzilla to get a heart transplant. How many hogzillas would this barter system require the patient to provide to the doctor for a hip transplant? What do you pay to get a boob job?
Then we come to the question, What happens if you paid the doctor with your chickens and two cows and the doctor cuts the wrong body part off. What do you sue for - a few chickens and a slab of bacon? What if that body part was the wrong leg? What if that body part was suppose to be a gangerous toe and the good ol' doctor cut your penis off (sorry guys - put that in for shock effect) because you were such an asshole haggling about one or two chickens and the doc really wanted three chickens.
This is what the Republicans call their new plan to replace and repeal. Really, Really, Really?
Well, I think everyone who is paying for Sue Lowden to open her mouth and speak for them should start paying Sue Lowden with exactly what she would have you pay your doctor - Don't forget - An egg will get you that extra pain killer (only 1/4 - you need a dozen for the whole pill) for that slipped disc.
Here this says it all http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qZezfjWox5s
I'm laughing to much to continue........