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    Bartering Health Care

    Kinda bored right now, so:

    Sue Lowden Stands by Chicken Health Care Barter Plan - Political Hotsheet - CBS News

    So by this plan, you could trade a chicken (or whatever) for the appropriately valued health care procedure.

    What do you think, are you up for it? Do you think it could work?

    I say yes, it could easily work ... in 16th century England.



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    Re: Bartering Health Care

    Well Im a A/V and computer nerd so mostly I could barter for menial things but why not? Why is it the governments business that I make a deal with my doctor that doesnt involve money.
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    Re: Bartering Health Care

    Quote Originally Posted by chevydriver1123 View Post
    Well Im a A/V and computer nerd so mostly I could barter for menial things but why not? Why is it the governments business that I make a deal with my doctor that doesnt involve money.
    Your doctor is not going to take your laptop as a down payment for back surgery.
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    Re: Bartering Health Care

    It's an analogy for person to person, fee for service.
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    Re: Bartering Health Care

    We already barter. Don't pay your next hospital bill for 3 months, call the hospital to make a payment plan and a possible deduction in the bill. They'll usually take between 1/3 and 1/2 of said bill.

    WHY is this? It's because the rates are highly inflated because they can charge a lot and the insurance companies will pay. Medical rates are too exorbitant to trade for these days. Paint your house? Come on, what's that worth? Perhaps X-rays and a CT scan.
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    Re: Bartering Health Care

    Last edited by tacomancer; 04-28-10 at 12:21 PM.

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    Re: Bartering Health Care

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    Sweet link! Now where am I going to get 4,482 chickens for my bypass surgery?
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    Re: Bartering Health Care

    A skilled individual could do it to some degree on a case-by-case basis, but it wouldn't be a long-term solution and would only work for those who have the right skills if they searched for doctors who required said skills.

    In those instances it would be a trade of services.
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    Re: Bartering Health Care

    Anyone who tries to pay me with chickens gets shown the door.

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    Re: Bartering Health Care

    Quote Originally Posted by Mickey Shane View Post
    Sweet link! Now where am I going to get 4,482 chickens for my bypass surgery?
    Perhaps if you offer to house the chickens for him, than you can get a discount. If you hold enough accounts, you could become a bank! And if do it right, we could have fractional reserve chickening and the federal chicken coup reserve up in DC.

    Its going to make mailing in your bill payments a PITA though.

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