April 7, 2014
Great Idea on Health Care!
Colorado gubernatorial candidate Steve House has just jumped into first place. In the polls, I think he is seventh or eighth -- have not looked today -- but this singularly awesome idea shows that he is the candidate for me.
I had the good fortune of meeting him at Liberty on the Rocks Flatirons (and you required another data point?) and knew he was from the Heath Care industry.
I had suggested, many moons ago on these pages, that I should open a clinic in Puerto Vallarta to hire mal-effected medical personnel and offer patients freedom from ObamaCare and the FDA within a short plane ride. This was at a height of violence in that area and it seemed ill advised.
House suggests the same could be done in sovereign nations on Indian reservations.
Patients wouldn't go to such facilities for a sore throat -- most Colorado residents live hours away from the Ute Mountain Ute Reservation in the southwest corner of the state. But House said reservations everywhere might benefit from "medical tourism" involving some procedures that constitute a fast-growing industry overseas.
Genius! I considered a flippant line like "They could pick up some untaxed cigarettes and do a bit of gambling while they wait for lab results," but thought better of it. This is a serious and very good idea.