NPR: Bartering To Cover Health Care Costs
NPR: Bartering For Health Care: Yardwork For Treatment
Deb Barth is raking leaves for Lesley Jones. But Barth isn't earning money for her yardwork, at least not in physical currency. She's earning "time dollars" — for every two hours she spends doing odd jobs, she'll earn a free visit with her doctor (Molinsky, 9/26).
Related, earlier KHN story: Bartering For Health Care Rises (Langton, 6/17/2009).This is part of the KHN Morning Briefing, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.