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The most toxic misogynist voice of the faux left. As usual, he's 100% wrong. The #ACA is a LAW, not insurance. Warren has never wavered on #M4A. But if the GOP eviscerates the LAW of ACA, Medicaid expansion would tank. Sirota doesn't care about the poor.…
The failure of almost everyone (including Biden) to know what the #ACA is and what it does a full decade in is a huge problem. Of course we need universal health care--it's obscene that we don't. But regulating the insurance industry and Medicare is essential--ACA does that.
Prior to the ACA, being female was a pre-existing condition. And people like me, who got cancer at 26, were fighting for coverage for years. Everyone with an M4A plan explained how many years it would take. Bernie said 4yrs to start. Warren, 3yrs. Harris, 10yrs. Facts matter.
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Peter Morley: "Hydroxychloroquine" is never easy to pronounce but it's such an important medication to people like me in the Lupus community who depend on this drug.
@morethanmySLE @USofCare #ProtectOurCare
Peter Morley: I don't understand where Trump is going with claiming that he took this medication. In a letter from the WH physicians, they say they discussed the risk/benefits of the medication but they didn't verify if they prescribed it or not.
@morethanmySLE @USofCare
Peter Morley:I can't imagine any *responsible* doctor prescribing a medicine like hydroxychloroquine when it isn't truly needed. I've experienced a shortage of this medication; instead of 90-day supplies I get 30-day supplies, if I can even get it at all.
@morethanmySLE @USofCare
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@realDonaldTrump today said he wants to “terminate healthcare under Obamacare.” He’s said he will cut #Medicare and #Medicaid and has joined a lawsuit to repeal the #ACA. He’s a healthcare killer and he’s a direct threat to my patients.
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McConnell delayed the #COVID19 relief bill, flying to Kentucky with Brett Kavanaugh to celebrate yet another unqualified, partisan Trump judge, Justin Walker.…
Trump has nominated Walker to the second most powerful court in the nation. Walker’s qualifications? Nearly 100 press appearances defending his buddy Kavanaugh & a track record of zealotry in support of Republican Party political goals, like killing #ACA.…
Priorities? He has no protocol for the Senate operating safely, but is pushing through judges for the big donors who fund the judicial influence machine —and the Republican Party.
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⚠️ THREAD: I'll be posting a write-up on this later today, but this morning's #SCOTUS ruling in the #RiskCorridorMassacre case could be a much bigger deal for millions of people than you may think. Here's why: 1/
This morning, the U.S. Supreme Court issued an 8-1 ruling in favor of a bunch of health insurance carriers who were suing the federal government over $12 billion which has been owed to them from 2015 - 2017 via the #ACA's "Risk Corridor" program. 2/
The Risk Corridor program gets kind of wonky, but it was basically one of the "training wheel" programs put in place during the first few rocky, chaotic years of the #ACA. A similar program has existed for Medicare Part D for years without controversy. 3/
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📣 REMINDER: Uninsured resident of CA, CO, CT, DC, MD, MA, MN, NV, NY, RI, VT & WA can #GetCovered via a Special Enrollment Period *without* documentation of coverage loss/etc.

Uninsured residents of the *other* 39 states MAY qualify for a *normal* SEP:…
Here's the list of #ACA state-based exchange links & deadlines for their #COVID19 SEPs for ANY uninsured resident, along with information about *normal* SEPs for residents of the other 39 states. If you're eligible for Medicaid or CHIP in *any* state you can enroll year-round. Image
📣 CALIFORNIA: Uninsured residents can #GetCovered thru 6/30 at @CoveredCA. CA has also *expanded subsidies* to many middle-income enrollees.…
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✔️#Biden is not a "moderate" #dem. He's running on a platform to the left of Obama & Hillary. If elected, he'd be the most #progressive president in our lifetimes.

This thread fact-checks a graphic circulated by #Sanders supporters that equates Biden & Trump.
✔️#Biden supports universal healthcare. He proposes adding a singlepayer Medicare option to the #ACA, open to individuals & employers. It could be immediately implemented, unlike #MedicareForAll which has a 4-yr transition.

✔️#Sanders introduced #M4A. It has 15 Senate votes.
✔️#Biden's plan to add singlepayer Medicare option to ACA follows the public/private hybrid that's most commonly used by countries with universal healthcare.

✔️Trump admin has filed suit to overturn the ACA & protections for people w/ preexisting conditions.
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THREAD: Over the past 10 years, the #AffordableCareAct has helped millions of working families, seniors and people with disabilities. Yet the Trump Admin is trying to sabotage the #ACA – in the middle of a pandemic. Here’s what’s at stake if Republicans refuse to #DropTheLawsuit:
More than 20 million Americans gained health care coverage under the ACA, both private insurance and through Medicaid expansion. This cut the uninsured rate nearly in half. The last thing we should be doing amid a public health crisis is ripping away health care coverage. /2
The ACA implemented protections for over 130 million Americans with pre-existing conditions – one of the groups most likely to develop severe complications from #COVID19. Health insurers could otherwise discriminate against or refuse coverage for these Americans. /3
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I got an email from a listener claiming to be "honestly asking" why I am against the @GOP #phase3 plan

1) McConnell’s $500,000,000,000.00 corporate slush fund for CEOs and the ultra rich

I say we must #BailOutThePeople not give the GOP a pot of gold to pass out to tgeir friends
2)McConnell and the @GOP scheme does little to stop corporate stock buybacks and limit excessive CEO pay by including language that can be waived by the Treasury Secretary

Haven't we learned from the last GOP led economic disasters (81,91,01,08) to stop doing the same dumb stuff
3)McConnell & @GOP language on worker retention is, not surprisingly, pathetically weak & provides no guarantee that workers will benefit

This is a moment when we as a working class must demand to be at the front of the line & not left to clean up the mess once the pigs finish
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Today, is the 10th Anniversary of @BarackObama signing the Affordable Care Act into law. Even though he has tried and failed to repeal it, @realDonaldTrump relies heavily on #ACA esp. during this pandemic. This thread list out how #ACA is saving lives and protecting Americans.
@BarackObama @realDonaldTrump -Essential Health Benefits: prescription drugs and hospitalization. Coronavirus testing and treatment are essential health benefits and must be covered by all ACA-compliant plans.

-Preexisting Conditions: anyone who contracts COVID-19 won't be subject to future discrimination.
@BarackObama @realDonaldTrump -Expansion: more than 20 million Americans gained health coverage. People with insurance are much more likely to see a doctor when they are sick and to get the treatment they need.

-Created CDC Prevention and Public Health Fund: Helps states prepare for disease outbreaks.
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THREAD: ACAP vs. Treasury, our lawsuit challenging junk insurance plans, will be heard over the phone today by the Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit. The threat to public health we face right now is so menacing we cannot make our arguments in person.
Today the Administration will argue that #junkinsurance plans are a good idea but we’ve already seen how these plans operate when they come into contact with health need.
Like this Miami man who, when he tried to get tested for coronavirus, was stuck with a bill for thousands of dollars until news stories shamed his junk plan into covering what it should have all along.
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Watch this space. I will be live tweeting during @realDonaldTrump's address from the Oval Office and providing a video response.
Unprecedented because his admin failed completely in the response. And he downplayed it for over a month.
His "foreign virus" statement is a thinly veiled racist dog whistle. The virus doesn't care where it originated.
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#Biden has "outlined a suite of policies that, taken on their own terms, would be the most ambitious governing agenda of any modern #Democrat." If he wins, he'll be the "the most #progressive Democratic nominee in history."…
#Biden is "notably to the left" of #Hillary, #Obama, #Kerry & is advancing a #progressive platform. On #healthcare, his proposal for a public option would be a "significant expansion" of the #ACA & includes "expanded subsidies well into the middle class."…
#Biden has proposed a $1.7 trillion #ClimateChange plan "similar in scope to many candidates on his left." He has a $750 billion #education plan that includes increases to #teacher salaries & expanded access to #PreK. @reason 3/4/20
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So @BarackObama @TomPerez & @DNC are thumbing the scale for @JoeBiden to undermine @BernieSanders. Ok. Let’s have that fight. @ninaturner @VanJones68…
While @JoeBiden was collaborating with klan members & segregationists, @BernieSanders was fighting for #Equality…
@BernieSanders was advocating for #LGBTQ when it was politically unpopular to do so. @JoeBiden voted for #DOMA. Bernie did not.…
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This. 👇 We Dems are doing exactly what the GOP did in 2016 & look where that got them.
Now, we have the benefit of hindsight. We need to unite behind a single candidate who can win the purple/red districts & carry the African American/ Latino/working class/suburban mom votes.
It won't do us any good to win the presidency yet lose the House & fail to flip the Senate bc we all know now what a d*ck McConnell is.
He does the Koch's bidding.
We can't risk 4+ yrs of Trump, the statehouses, & judicial appts that will haunt us for the next 40 yrs. 👻
I like Bernie, Warren, Pete, & Amy. I admire Bloomberg's work w/Moms Demand & Everytown but I truly believe that only @JoeBiden can turn out the Obama coalition + the 'Never-Trumpers' who helped us retake the House in 2016.
In the 41 seats we flipped, Biden helped w/all of them.
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March 23 is the 10 year anniversary of the passage of the #ACA. Since Trump is trying to get rid of it, reminders of what life before the ACA was like and could be again. 1/
LIFETIME LIMITS- 60% of employer plans had a lifetime limit. Every year, 20,000 new people would hit that limit, ending their insurance. 2/
PREVENTIVE CARE: Because of the ACA, 150 million Americans now have access to free preventative benefits without a co-payment or deductible.

Trump is aiming to end this. 3/
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1. Every debate the candidates talk about their different healthcare policies, but there's very little focus on the actual GOP attacks we'll face in the general or the path to successful legislation. I worry that many #M4A or nothing voters aren't prepared for what lies ahead.
2. It's important to familiarize yourself with the history of healthcare reform, particularly the legislative process to pass the #ACA - which arguably came through by the skin of it teeth.…
3. We'd absolutely have to have a majority in both chambers to pass M4A, but a presidential candidate running on M4A will lessen the likelihood of winning those needed seats. The GOP will be hitting back hard and it will trickle down-ballot.
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Always appeal insurance denials: they deny things knowing % won't appeal. I know this because whistleblower @WendellPotter is 1 of my #Healthcare Heroes.…
I'm badly battered by multiple insurance appeals, but "won" them all. Tips: 1) Partner up, esp if you're sick. You can hand the phone to anyone you want. But if you want someone to be able to call in your place, ask company to send you form so you can designate a spokesperson.
2) Tweet or Fb-post your complaint to your insurer: "I get @Aetna insurance thru work & they just denied coverage of the med that lets me work," for ex. The customer service reps who respond to social media are BETTER than the ones who answer the phone, & you're not on hold.
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Not all of the President’s more than 15,400 false and misleading claims are equal. This is a bald-faced lie.
What an insult to every American that he believes we’re gullible enough to believe his blatant lies. His actions speak louder than his empty words, and Trump and the GOP are **STILL** pushing to kill #ACA, including coverage of #PreExistingConditions.…
President Trump has repeatedly, consistently, and spitefully tried to strip protections for those with #PreExistingConditions. And he has no plan for what comes next.…
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Why the #ACA matters:

My son started throwing up regularly when he was 6 months old. He also had eczema and chronic diaper rash. He was in pain practically all the time.

My husband was self-employed so our health insurance options were limited.
For 4 years, we went around in circles trying to get answers. We were paying insane $$ for health insurance, but had very limited options for doctors & long wait times between appointments. Like, a 6 month wait to get an initial appointment with an allergist...that kind of thing.
4 years is a long time to be sick all the time. Especially when you're just a baby/toddler. It's a long time to never be able to sleep through the night because of chest and abdominal pain, vomiting, and never be just a "regular" kid.
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The #ACA/#Obamacare has been law for a decade. It is not and has never been insurance. It provides for the healthcare marketplace where people can shop their states' private insurance companies for affordable plans. It also provides tax credit subsidies for those plans.
The #ACA also expanded #Medicaid to cover more low income people. And created coverage for the #Medicare "donut hole." The law also stipulates that being female must be covered (it was not before the ACA) and that women must not pay more than men for the same plan, like before.
The #ACA also requires insurers to cover #PreExistingConditions like #cancer or #diabetes. The ACA charged the states with providing access to health insurance for low income people via #Medicaid.
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My best friend of 42 years yes, 42 years, helps sometimes with transportation. I can no longer drive. 💔
Please help. 😭
I am doing my d*mndest to keep it together and RESIST this 'ADMIN'!!!
Until the last breathe leaves my body...
I've done Aqua Therapy for a year.
The results were minimal. 😔
If my mom can't afford my RX that I have to have.
I can't DIGEST food w/out it.
It's pretty important. 😏
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It's still **CODE RED** for Americans' health care. Pres. Trump's zeal to strip critical protections from millions of Americans through the courts--WITH ABSOLUTELY NO BACKUP PLAN IN PLACE--is among his most harmful, reckless, and shameful policy priorities.
The #ACA is the law of the land and it needs to stay that way. The fight must go on. This Republican lawsuit, fully supported by the Trump Adm., also imperils all those who depend on Medicaid expansion for #opioid treatment.
More than 135 million Americans with #PreExistingConditions remain at risk of losing vital protections, and millions could be uninsured. Hardworking Americans’ premiums and prescription drug prices could rise even higher than they are now. We must not go backward.
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