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Chickening out of Health Care

Recently, Nevada Senate candidate Sue Lowden suggested that people without health insurance could barter with their doctors, trading chickens for health care. Naturally, the innertubes loved this and her comments went viral. It is a bit silly actually, and personally I wish our elections would be decided on the issues, not on imprudent comments.

But I just had to share with you a funny website that someone created, which features a handy-dandy calculator that you can use to figure out how many chickens you would need in order to pay for various medical procedures (need an appendectomy? That’s only 1019 chickens! But you can get a flu shot for only 5 chickens). They also feature helpful hints for doctors about what to do with all those chickens.