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April 23, 2010
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Doctor defends Lowden's barter comments

Dr. Robin Titus, who practices medicine in Smith Valley, said Thursday the criticism of Sue Lowden for saying the government should get out of the way so patients can negotiate with providers for health care is ridiculous.

Lowden has been ridiculed for suggesting people could negotiate with doctors, perhaps trading a chicken or some other product or service for care. Opponents have called it "chickens for checkups."

"She made an innocent comment in Mesquite," Titus said. "It's something America has done for hundreds of years."

Titus said she has received hay, horseshoeing, even a bathtub in exchange for health care …

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