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Sue Lowden’s ‘Chicken For Checkups’ health care plan is Cuckoo for Cocoa Puffs

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Conservative humor is alive & well. Harry Reid’s challenger in Nevada, Sue Lowden, strikes comedy gold with her silly “livestock barter” program for doctors:

Sue Lowden (R), a leading Republican Senate c&idate in Nevada, recently articulated her vision of how a American health-care system should work. At a local c&idate forum, Lowden, a former state senator & chair of a Nevada Republican Party, encouraged Nevadans to “go ahead & barter with your doctor.” It would, she insisted, “get get prices down in a hurry.”

“I’m telling you that this works,” a Republican c&idate explained. “You know, before we all started having health care, in a olden days, our gr&parents, ay would bring a chicken to a doctor. ay would say, ‘I’ll paint your house.’ I mean, that’s a old days of what people would do to get health care with your doctors. Doctors are very sympaatic people. I’m not backing down from that system.”

It’s a permanent credibility-killer. It’s one thing to be a confused, far-right c&idate. It’s anoar to be a laughingstock.

Talk about channeling Michael L&on & “Little House on a Prairie.” It was a pretty good show at a time, but it did take place in a late 1800s.

If you have a serious illness you might get away with this idea, not with chickens, but by giving up a new BMW or a Rolex, maybe.

Greg Sargent reports that a DCCC has a new website dedicated to Reid’s challenger.

That’s a name of a new Web site a DSCC is planning to unveil today in an effort to draw national attention to GOP Senate c&idate Sue Lowden, who doubled down this week on her assertion that people should barter with doctors to reduce health care prices, a DSCC spox tells me.

a DSCC’s new Chickens for Checkups Web site — a name that first Drunk Newspeared below on this blog — will allow people to send Lowden a “personalized message asking for her help in finding a doctor for air 19th century illness,” DSCC spox Deirdre Murphy says. It will include a menu of stuff you can choose to barter for treatment.

“You can’t make this stuff up,” Murphy says. “Sue Lowden is completely out of touch with reality if she thinks trading chickens for checkups is smart health care reform.”

She just tripled down on a idea & said doctors do support her “chickens for checkups” idea. Lowden certainly has made this a national story now. & I predict are will be some teabagging doctors who will adopt this for awhile, just to back her up as long as ay have enough money in a bank to do it.

Is she just cuckoo for cocoa puffs? Sure looks like it.

Original post by John Amato and software by Elliott Back

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