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1/ No one is happy with their health ‘insurance’ plan. No one. Those who say they are happy are confused. They conflate ‘happy with my plan’ with ‘happy with my doctors and hospitals in my plan’. But those are not the same things.
2/ When your job changes plans (as the majority do, every year, to save money), and you loose access to the same doctors and hospitals you had before, it’s not the ‘plan’ you liked, and now miss: it’s the doctors you liked - and now miss. That’s the issue. Do you see it, yet?
3/ For planned surgery, do you make sure that EVERY Dr and anesthesiologist that even looks at your chart takes your insurance? Are they ‘in network’? Do you still ‘like your plan’? And that’s work you must do BEFORE the ‘planned’ surgery. That doesn’t cover emergency surgeries.
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Today's article in @TheKenWeb contemplates "what ails" Indian #ECG Companies and concludes "Plenty as it turns out, starting with #healthcare providers themselves."

the-ken.com/story/what-ai-…

I have heard these sort of comments a lot in various flavours from different #HealthIT
What usually happens is a group of highly skilled, honest, hardworking Engineers or Management Graduates #Startups develop a product or service, test it and find it successfull but when they want to market is doctors don't buy
So
They start blaming doctors, directly or indirectly saying that this is a magic solution which will revolutionalise health and save 20 crores people per year, but this dull headed docs are not able to see the potential and / or afraid of technology
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*Thread* Was at a husting today AND when I highlighted the actual #waitinglist statistics for access to #healthcare #consultants and lack of #frontlinestaff #nurses & #GPs a sitting MEP & member of one our main political parties aimed to DISMISS the data... 1/
The data I presented was not compiled by me but by many prestigious organisations who represent #nurses #doctors #midwives #consultants #pharmacists #paramedics #carers #physios #OTs (tag anyone you wish here) 2/
The response I (and the audience got) was along the lines of “with technology data can be wrong” and “people don’t turn up to appointments”. I had no hestitation in finding an example and explained just how bloody difficult it can be for the #elderly to attend clinics... 3/
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1/ It’s been a week.

It’s well into Friday evening & I just got off the phone with a patient who had urgent radiology results. This was after spending > 40 min on the phone w another patient discussing the same this afternoon.

(18 more to come; stick with me.)
2/ I only got 2 items on today’s long “to do” list done — but that’s on me. I was finally able to sit down for a couple hours uninterrupted and dig deep into a few patient cases from the week.

(And I “don’t work” on Fridays.)
3/ As I hung up the phone, I reflected on how #directprimarycare has enabled me to get to the heart of medicine & the doctor-patient relationship.

During that call, my patient’s spouse broke down and — through sobs — simply said: “Thanks for being so kind.”
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This Mother's Day, breast health advocates’ daughters share how their moms have inspired them.

#MothersDay #MothersDay2019 #BreastCancerAwareness #breastcancer #HealthCare #GEHealth

newsroom.gehealthcare.com/breast-cancer-…
When a mammogram missed Jacquelyn’s breast cancer due to her dense breast tissue, she learned about this technology

#BreastCancerAwareness #breastcancer #mammography #mammogram #technology #HealthCare #GEHealth

newsroom.gehealthcare.com/ultrasound-gav…
A 1,000-square-foot medical clinic in the Andes Mountains is transforming rural healthcare

In the mountains of #Peru, a husband and wife run a #Quechuan-speaking center where patients pay what they can and are never turned away due to a lack of resources

newsroom.gehealthcare.com/medical-clinic…
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There's a seriously big turnout for climatologist David Phillips tonight at @NLGEOCENTRE. Let's hope he does some real talk on #climatechange. He's already given a pitch for #yyt + #windpower
Plenty of chuckles from the crowd about our crummy weather (wettest... windiest... etc) stats #nlwx
David talks about the transition
1) global warming
2) climate change
What's next? 3) atmospheric terrorism
#nlwx
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The GOP is still determined to end access to #healthcare for millions of Americans like me with #cancer and other life-threatening #PreExistingConditions.

Trump joins #antivaxxers to attack #Obamacare thinkprogress.org/trump-anti-vax… via @thinkprogress
Also, before the #ACA (also known as #Obamacare, which is a law not insurance) became law, women paid twice as much as men for health insurance, pregnancy was a #PreExistingCondition, mammograms and PAP tests were out-of-pocket expenses and 60M Americans were uninsured.
The #ACA has expanded #Medicaid in many states, created the healthcare marketplace which shows people a range of options within their states for affordable healthcare & it has saved millions of lives.
ACA will still be law after #M4A because it's essential healthcare protection.
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In July 1969 the Apollo 11 astronauts conducting several tasks during extravehicular activity (EVA) operations on the surface of the moon. The EVA lasted approximately 2.5 hours with all scientific activities being completed satisfactorily. #OneGiantLeap

#Apollo11 landed on the Moon on July 20, 1969.

That's #OneSmallStep for [a] man, #OneGiantLeap for mankind.

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These medical days are so terrible. 😷 New treatment. Feeling ghastly. Deadlines tomorrow. Plus I am advocating for a disabled woman sentencing to prison for a non-violent crime.
Send me cute animals, please.
So it's been a rough day of writing while medicaling, which is pretty gruesome, but since we have such a terrible #healthcare system where sick people are penalized for being sick and insurance premiums get raised the sicker you are, no sick person can afford to stop working.
I am so grateful for all these messages. I'm really in the slough of despond at the moment, so cute animals and the thoughtfulness behind them is just wildly appreciated.

Thank you all so much. I look forward to reading these and basking in good vibes attached therein. ❤️❤️❤️
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I've been hearing a lot of resignation in people's voices and tweets, in the face of the latest tragedy at #PowaySynagogueShooting. People are giving up hope that we can ever bend the curve on our #gunviolence epidemic.

--This thread is dedicated to destroying that despair.—
6 years ago, we watched those babies walk out of #SandyHook - & were torn apart, as a nation, by the memory of those who didn't make it.

Many of us had been told that we "couldn't" talk about guns.

But after Sandy Hook, many of us said "no more; we will not be silent."
A few bravely started talking and writing about why #gunviolence was a #publichealth issue. Those few, turned into a wave. The groundwork was slowly laid.
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1/thread on #MaternalMortality

@harvardmed Professor Dr. Neel Shah to @HarvardHealth:

American #women today are 50% MORE likely to die in childbirth than our mothers were & “the risk is consistently 3 to 4 times higher for black women than white women...”health.harvard.edu/blog/a-soaring…
2/x- The disturbing racial disparities in America’s #MaternalHealth outcomes mirror racial inequality among our nation’s infant mortality rates.

The @CDCgov found the infant mortality rate for black babies in our nation is TWICE that of white babies. ajc.com/news/national/…
3/x- Per @BrookingsInst:
“this is not just a poverty story. Babies born to well educated, middle-class black mothers are more likely to die before their first birthday than babies born to poor white mothers with less than a high school education”
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@cigoltonk @NightmanoOo @AndyKimNJ @BurlcoTimes 1/ Clearly, you’re like so many other people in this country, Including myself at one time, who believes that the federal government is financially constrained. That it needs to tax and borrow “as revenue“ to be able to spend. It’s simply untrue.
@cigoltonk @NightmanoOo @AndyKimNJ @BurlcoTimes 2/ Article 1, Section 8 of the constitution states 3 things about the currency of this country: Congress creates the currency, it sets the value of that currency, and it imposed a tax and levies fines denominated in that currency.
@cigoltonk @NightmanoOo @AndyKimNJ @BurlcoTimes 3/ This means that you can’t create the 💵. I don’t create the 💵. Your job doesn’t create the 💵. Your town, state, and foreign countries certainly don’t create the 💵. Congress does. By law. It can create as much as it wants or needs to. Did I say that it should? No. I did not.
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For weeks I have been covering the news blackout on women candidates.
Tonight THREE have Town Halls on @CNN.

Women candidates are getting shut out of mainstream media coverage epgn.com/news/128-polit…
#KamalaHarris continues to poll in the top three of the 20+ candidates running for the Democratic nomination. She gave the top-rated town hall of the primary season in February. She's back tonight at 10pm EST on @CNN.
Last year #AmyKlobuchar stood up to the #GOP in a town hall on #healthcare and riveted the country with her calm takedown of #BrettKavanaugh when he attacked her during the Senate hearings.
Watch her tonight in a @CNN Town Hall at 7pm EST.
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Wonderful to have @LisaB_MD from @GistHealthcare giving the Paul Mason Lectureship for #IMED #GrandRounds today: The Future of #Healthcare
Always so insightful!

Follow thread...
“Our #USEconomy in a nutshell? We are a huge insurance company w a bunch of tanks and planes!”- @LisaB_MD
#physicians need to use their voice for advocacy for our practices and our patients”- @LisaB_MD
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Ten #MMT tips to remember on #TaxDay:
1. Federal #taxes don't fund federal spending, so let's #decouple these two important tools.
2. Taxes offset #Government spending.
3. It's a matter of #logic: #dollars must be spent into existence (by the Gov) first, in order for us to use some of those $ to pay taxes
4. #Taxing for #revenue is for local states/municipalities, not the #sovereign issuer of the #currency.
5. Taxing excessive wealth protects #democracy from #Oligarchy and protects us from abusive market power
6. Taxing #pollution & #speculation to reduce such activities, not to "fund" #healthcare and #education.
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FACT: "ABORTION" IS defined in medical terminology as "the termination of pregnancy" IT DOES NOT say by means of medical intervention! This means I had an abortion when my tubal pregnancy ruptured & started filling my abdomen with blood!
What this also means is that if @GOP ...
have their way, women like me would go to prison! I found out within the space of a weekend that I was pregnant & then NOT! I had ZERO say in what happened! The abortion was involuntary & what most call a miscarriage!
Ladies... Republicans are NOT just trying to overturn Roe...
they are trying to criminalize ANYTHING that prevents the conception or birth of a baby (let's be honest, primarily WHITE babies)!!!
They want to take away our rights to decide ANYTHING!!!
Why ANYONE votes for these people is just beyond me! Their goals are to hurt as many...
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#LoveLettersToAlberta This is from the heart to #Alberta, not a journalist, so it's kinda sloppy. I'm disabled so I have lots of time to research. I'm white (an accident of birth, so I'm not special) and 6th generation Canadian. 1
Dear Alberta, 350,000 families in #Ontario whose breadwinner lost their well-paying jobs in manufacturing know how you feel with the energy business going through rough times. Hubby was a victim. 2
Some jobs went to the USA to states where they have "Right To Work for Peanuts". Some went to little brown people who aren't immigrants. The jobs went to their country. 3
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And you call yourself a feminist.

Please take a minute and ask yourself why you don’t seem to have room in your feminism for ppl who need more than one abortion (and who aren’t ashamed). There are all kinds of reasons ppl might need >1 abortion (I feel a thread coming on).
Ppl who can get #pregnant can spend >35 years of reproductive life trying not to get pregnant. If typical use failure rates for #contraceptive methods like the pill or patch are ~9%, you’re almost inevitably going to have at least one failure in a lifetime.
Even if ppl have an average # of children, that’s still 30+ years of needing reliable #birthcontrol to avoid pregnancy.
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@realDonaldTrump #Tuesdaythoughts on #healthcare (tangent style):

You, President Trump, have clearly made some progress in understanding some of the issues with the ACA (despite your failure to realize it was originally a plan devised by the Federalist Society ie Barr/Kavanaugh types). 1/
@realDonaldTrump Nonetheless, you have correctly identified (a) #premiums (b) #deductibles and (c) coverage for pre existing conditions as key issues to address. Indeed.
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@realDonaldTrump Plus, the kicker for me at least is to make #PPO plans available to everyone not just for those who get their health plans through their employer (in sum, #HMO/EPO/POS = 👎; PPO = 👍 ....
3/
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This should be clear, before this goes any further:if your health plan does not guarantee coverage without premium penalty for, or exclusion of a preexisting condition, it is not covering preexisting conditions as well as the current ACA. Saying it, don’t make it so. #healthcare
In another life, before I was a novelist,I was a health insurance broker. I filed claims for clients, read policies, and dealt with insurance underwriters all day. The ACA needs work,at LEAST a public option (Medicare buy in?), but nothing the GOP has proposed to date is as good.
I’m not addressing single-payer right now, I’m addressing the myth that somehow we’d have great healthcare if John McCain hadn’t voted down Obamacare repeal. That was the last great act of a patriot — for the people. Scapegoating him for your own failure is the act of a coward.
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@realDonaldTrump ⚡️TELL IT LIKE IT IS:
Dems are holding out for an amendment to include a handful of additional provisions, including requiring the Dept of Housing & Urban Development to release block-grant funding & money to help #PuertoRico repair damaged water systems.
thehill.com/homenews/admin…
@realDonaldTrump 🚨Listen up America:

The Dem-led House is passing bills that advance voting rights, protect our #healthcare & defend against #ClimateChange.

McConnell & the GOP are BLOCKING ALL OF THEM in the Senate, so who's obstructing? #FlipTheSenate #ProtectOurCare
politi.co/2UacLgc
@realDonaldTrump 🚨Listen up America:

❗️Our President has lied to you ABOUT THE AIR WE BREATHE❗️

Yes, the FALSE HEADLINE was ADDED to a real World Health Org map. In this one metric, the USA comes in 7th, not the cleanest.

This is BANANA REPUBLIC-STYLE govt.
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She takes care of ME-Life sure has a sense of humor.
#MothersDay
My brother we lost in an auto accident at age 19. #MothersDay
My best friend and reason for fighting my illnesses. #MothersDay
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Violence Against Women Act #VAWA
1994

“expanded juridical tools to combat #violence against #women #VAW & provide protection to women who had suffered violent abuses”

Title IV
Violent Crime Control & Law Enforcement Act

domestic
dating
assault
stalking
britannica.com/event/Violence…
“In recognition of the severity of the #crimes associated with domestic violence, sexual #assault & #stalking, Congress passed the Violence Against Women Act of 1994 (#VAWA 1994) as part of the Violent Crime Control & Law Enforcement Act of 1994 …”

#VAW
“… The 1994 bill was a watershed, marking the first comprehensive federal legislative package designed to end #violence against #women.” #VAW

Violence Against Women Act #VAWA
“afford full faith & credit to orders of protection”
legalmomentum.org/history-vawa

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