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NV-SEN Candidate Sue Lowden (R): 'Barter With Your Doctor' (VIDEO)


Lowden continued: "And I would have suggested, and I think that bartering is really good. Those doctors who you pay cash, you can barter, and that would get prices down in a hurry. And I would say go out, go ahead out and pay cash for whatever your medical needs are, and go ahead and barter with your doctor."

Here is the video, from a Nevada Democratic Party tracker:

Late Update: The Lowden campaign sent us a comment statement from the candidate. From the look of her explanation, it appears that she may have confused her vocabulary, using the word "barter" when she should have said "haggle," judging from her discussion here about doctors accepting a lower payment if offered in cash. Key quote:

"Currently, there are number of medical doctors in Nevada and across America who already accept cash, check and credit cards.  This isn't a plan, this is fact.  Usually, doctors will offer a lower payment in an agreement with patients because it saves them the hassle of dealing with insurance companies and government-administered health care.

"This may come as a surprise for Harry Reid, but many doctors are also small business owners, and they have their own bills to pay.