In it, but not of it. TPM DC
And finally, Lowden credited her own life experience as proof that negotiating with doctors can work: "Alan frankly I grew up poor. I grew up with a single mom. We didn't have insurance. How do you think we got our health care? I know that this has gone on for many many years."
Lowden spokesperson Crystal Feldman also told Greg Sargent that Lowden was not pushing barter as a serious idea. "Sue's comment on bartering was never a policy proposal," said Feldman, also adding that it was "an insight on how struggling families in Nevada are working to pay for medical care during these tough times."
Of course, as Greg points out from our previous posts on the subject, Lowden originally said that "bartering is really good" and also, "go ahead and barter with your doctor." And Lowden later dug in further: "Let's change the system and talk about what the possibilities are. I'm telling you that this works. You know, before we all started having health care, in the olden days, our grandparents, they would bring a chicken to the doctor. They would say I'll paint your house."