A lot of people have been decrying health care reform as socialism. They’re begging our political leaders to restore the nation to its original state and purpose. Well, in some cases, the patient-doctor relationship is returning to something that might have been seen in early America, with patients “paying” for health care services with clothing, organic produce, fire wood, web design consultations, violin lessons, or plumbing work.
Read more about bartering for health care in The Washington Post. It’s just one more way people are bartering for just about anything during the recession.