Saturday, April 24, 2010

The Lowden Health Care Plan

Tastes like chicken. A few weeks ago, I figured Harry Reid was pretty much toast in Nevada, Sue Lowden was gonna run him out of office. Then she started up with the nonsense of you don't need health insurance, just pay for your health care with chicken.

As I've repeatedly pointed out on this blog, healthcare consumes 16% of GDP but sick people don't make anywhere near 16% of GDP, and if you go with what people can afford out of pocket, you're back to 1960 healthcare, when things like kidney disease, liver disease, heart failure, etc. had no treatment other than "send patient home with palliative care to die." But Silly Sue appears to have not gotten the message. So:

Sue: You want doctors to be paid in chickens. If elected, will you agree to accept your Senatorial salary in chickens?

Sue: You say bartering for health care was good 'nuff for your parents and thus should be good enough for you. If elected, if you become ill, will you agree to pay for your health care with chickens rather than via filing an insurance claim with the Congressional health insurance?

Oh who am I kidding, we both know Sue Lowden isn't going to agree to either of the above. What's good for the doctor isn't good enough for the senator, apparently. Alrighty, then!

-- Badtux the Snarky Penguin


  1. This lady comes from the Martha Coakley School of Political Self-Sabotage.

  2. What'll happen if toll roads also go to the "Chicken" economy?
    If I stuff an 'oven-stuffer-roaster' into the NJ Garden State toll machine, what do I get back, wings, thighs, necks, livers? All/some of the above?
    Will supermarkets have double-"capon" days, instead of double-coupon days?
    This enquiring mind wants to know...


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