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Interesting evening spent with 4 senators at a very small gathering. LOTS of optimism—fueled by internal #poll data—that we will flip the Senate.

Maine: @SenatorCollins is DOWN by 2 points. Her #Kavanaugh vote decimated her approval rating — she went from 57 to the upper-30’s.😎
Senate breakdown is 53 @GOP—47 @SenateDems + Independent.

@DougJones faces a tough re-election bid, but @jeffsessions may split the anti-Roy Moore vote. If Moore wins the primary, Jones has a great chance.

If Jones loses, we need 4-5 seats to flip—4 if we win @POTUS, 5 if not.
In Colorado, @CoryGardner is in BIG trouble. John @Hickenlooper leads by 12 points!

In #NC, @ThomTillis is literally polling in the toilet (approval rating in the 20’s!), so another great pickup opportunity for @TheDemocrats.😎
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Our #BluePremier milestone is a celebration of our provider partners: health systems, independent PCPs, and advanced primary care providers. They share our vision of improved outcomes, experience, and affordability for our members.
We should never forget that, as hard as it was to get to this point, the hardest work lies ahead – in actually changing the way that we deliver health care. We will be with these providers every step of the way.
👏 👏 to the 7 of the largest NC health systems: @AtriumHealth @ConeHealth @DukeHealth @UNC_Health_Care @NovantHealth @WakeHealth @WakeMed. Together we’ll usher in an era of deep payer-provider partnership to deliver the right care at the right time in the right place.
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Welcome to the Member of Congress Tracking Report for the week ending November 10, 2019. With Congress on recess this week, we are going to do things a bit differently this week. We are going to take a dive into #McConnellsGraveyard.
#MoCTrack 1/33
#GOP keeps trotting out their tired talking point about the “do-nothing-Dems” and all we can concentrate on is #Impeachment.


What you’ll find below are 30 bills of the 300+ that #McConnell has stalled in the Senate.

#MoCTrack #DemCast 2/33…
HR 1 - #ForThePeople

A bill that would improve voting rights, fix campaign finance regulations, and mandate ethics and accountability reforms.
💯 over 100 co-sponsors (236)

#MoCTrack #McConnellsGraveyard 3/33…
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Many of you know our situation 👇 but today my mom had to use her Target card🎯,(over it's limit), to get a cash advance of $90 to pay for HER meds.
She's on 4 diff.high BP meds.
She's already cut her meds in 1/2 to save $. 😭
McConnell: sign the bill lowering drug costs!!!
My mom is now 78-year-old yrs old.
She's an RN who worked until she was 75.
She had to quit bc my health continues to decline.
B4 the #ACA, we went through our life savings on my #Healthcare.
We even went to the MAYO clinic (I still owe $9000)
No one should go bankrupt bc health
I was a practicing atty when I was bitten by a #tick.
I worked as a defense atty & then w/abused women & children.
Despite a severe rash, meningitis, & flaccid paralysis, I wasn't treated for 11 mos.
By then, the E. Chaffeensis, Rickettsia, & #Lyme was in my spinal cord & brain.
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People with money literally cannot imagine what it is to not have it and that is actually the biggest problem in American politics. If you have never had to choose between food and something else essential in your life, you really have no clue about poverty.
It's not folks' fault they're privileged & haven't had that personal layer of suffering & I don't wish it on anyone
B U T you actually can learn about these things and fight to change them for everyone and also this applies to everything most especially food/housing/#healthcare.
Literally no one in the Democratic primary is talking about poor people, not even Bernie or Booker who talks about Newark a lot, and poverty is crushing millions of American women. I wrote about it here in-depth and you should read it.…
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Looks like UCP is coming after #abortionrights #transhealth #MAiD #dyingwithdignity by supporting patient abandonment

Today. #Bill207 sponsored by #gynotician MLA Dan Williams
of Peace River.

#ableg #abpoli…
Here is the position paper on conscience rights aka patient abandonment via @AbortionRights…

#ableg #abpoli
Dan Williams, UCP MLA Peace River attended the annual anti-choice March for Lies to publicly oppose bodily autonomy for women, gender divers people and the terminally ill.

#Secular #healthcare…
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Today marks the third day of protest against the third incidence of violence against doctors in Bangalore. Context : On Friday, despite it being a public holiday and required hours only till 1, post graduates and house surgeons kept the Out-Patient department open till 4. 1/n
This was due to the expected increase in number of eye injuries in response to Diwali. Around 3, a group of 35 people affiliated to Karnataka Rakshaka Vedike barged into Minto Hospital, The Regional Institute of Opthalmology and into Out Patient cabins. 2/n
The group headed by a half baked actress Ashwini Gowda came pre prepared with cameras and started harassing a post graduate from out of the state demanding she answer all their complex questions in Kannada which had to do with operations done a month ago. 3/n
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Welcome to the #Pennsylvania Member of Congress Tracking Report for the week ending 10/27/19.

This is where you'll find all the votes and quotes from our PA House members as well as @SenBobCasey and @SenToomey.
#MoCTrack 1/24
@SenBobCasey @SenToomey The awesome folks at @538Politics help us assess the extent to which our MoCs vote along with the Trump Administration agenda. We track that index in each week’s #MoCTrack Report.

#MoCTrack 2/24
@SenBobCasey @SenToomey @538politics This week, the House voted on the #ShieldAct, a measure that provides election security from foreign interference AND incorporates legislation introduced by #PA06’s @RepHoulahan and #PA17’s @RepConorLamb.

#MoCTrack 3/24…
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No, It won't @TIME
@TIME Let me tell you why it won't @TIME @TIMEHealth
1. Robots don't actually see; they ingest pixels
2. I don't want to see a robot for my medical care, nor do most people
3. We have enough depersonalization & lack of humaneness in #healthcare now; we don't need to make it⬆️robotic
“Human connection is the only way we will win in our eventual war with the robots.”— Amy Poehler :) @smrtgrls
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TY @meganranney for promoting a public health approach to the epidemic of #gunviolence.

Dr. Ranney's @TEDxProvidence talk is a must watch!

Please donate @ResearchAffirm

Thread for those who may be uncertain about this approach.
I am a Colombian physician who served in guerrilla territory in the early 90s at the peak of the drug wars in my country. I had to perform autopsies on countless human bodies destroyed by military-style riffles. I still have nightmares.

I learn to distinguish the sound made by each of the guns used by the Colombian army and the guerrilla fighters while I tried to sleep at night using my bed as a barricade, because the windows of my bedroom were dangerously low.

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You may hear people saying the CPC will cut healthcare. You may hear CPC supporters say that's fear-mongering. But, is it, really? Let's take a look. 1/25
#cdnpoli #elxn43 #Vote #NeverScheer #healthcare #ChooseForward
The National Citizen's Coalition was incorporated in 1975 by an insurance agent names Colin M. Brown. Mr. Brown had begun advertising back in 1967 against the Canada Health Act. 2/25
Our universal health care was the NCC's primary target, but over the 4 decades it has been in existence, it has also campaigned against;

- The Canadian Wheat Board

- the Canadian Labour Congress' strike protesting wage and price controls in 1975

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@cvspharmacy has denied my Vyvanse medication which is for my attention-deficit disorder. #mentalhealth
Even my doctors pre-authorization was denied.

Never I have been denied a medication nor treatment. #adhd
However, in today’s age of #healthcare and being my own advocate for ADD and #epilepsy it’s sad to see my local CVS not care about my #MentalHealth.
I’m asking my doctor to make the switch from #Vyvanse to #adderall in hopes that CVS will take my diagnose real. #mentalhealth #adhd
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Following the launch of #Turkish military operations and the extremely volatile situation in northeast #Syria @MSF has taken the difficult decision to suspend the majority of its activities and #evacuate all its international staff from northeast Syria. #OperationPeaceSpring
@MSF Since Wednesday 9 October, the extreme volatile situation in northeast Syria has forced MSF international staff to evacuate from MSF’s projects in Ain Issa, Al Hol, Tal Abyad, Tal Tamer, Tal Kocher/ Yaroubiyah, #Kobane/ Ain Al Arab and #Raqqa city. #OperationPeaceSpring
@MSF These have been extremely difficult decisions, as @MSF
is very aware of the needs of fleeing and vulnerable people in the region. #OperationPeaceSpring
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I am so glad you finally came out and said it: The #Syria Mess is #Obama’s fault as “one man” who implemented it. And “One Woman’s” fault who was “his” architect in “his” #StateDepartment: @HillaryClinton. Bravo 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻
After all, in November 2011, I blew the whistle on “Both of You” And was the first to Expose your #ISIS Camp In #Turkey & Your Preparations for #Syria Operations right after #Libya @HillaryClinton #Obama. Here it is on dated & on Record:…
Nothing like a good public confession for the soul. A few more and you may start seeing some soul cleansing.
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A Twitter friend of ours sent us some gluten free food about 2 yrs ago.
My now 78-year-old mom & I get $72/mo for food.
Please help!
A thread explaining my medical situation.
Charles Gaba & Topher Spiro have written articles about us. We are legit.
I have a brain tumor/IIH & such severe intestinal damage that we need $198/mo for the RX that allows me to DIGEST food. 💔
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"The physical examination seems to have become an anachronism, a vestigial remnant, of clinical care."
"The avoidance of touch is bad medicine."… by @richardhorton1 @TheLancet
like the plea for this in #DeepMedicine to make #healthcare more human again
@richardhorton1 @TheLancet More on the essentiality of touch in medicine @hastingscenter by Robert Truog…
@richardhorton1 @TheLancet @hastingscenter From #DeepMedicine, the section on the primacy of the physical exam for the patient-doctor relationship. Human touch.
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New Promising #BreastCancer Cure Medicine by Scientists in #Turkey. Did you know: many solid new international #cancer medications are blocked in #USA per #Pharma #Chemotherapy lobby?- - - #Cumhuriyet #cumhuriyetgzt
A few months back I met a couple from #Utah #USA in #Turkey who come here (To Turkey) 4 times a year for #Chemo alternative therapy for the wife’s cancer. They said “even with the airline tickets & hotels it is far better , more effective & far cheaper than in #USA.
Isn’t the time to say “NO” & “Enough” When human lives, health & welfare ... are all sacrificed for Big #Pharma #Lobby & #Pharma profits? Just asking.
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People who aren't #LGBTQ seem not to know this happens all the time. My wife and I have both been fired for being gay. So has my bestie. I have written numerous news stories about the new trend in firing lesbian teachers who marry. There are no protections for us.
I wrote about the case before #SCOTUS Oct 8 here. ↘️ The Trump DOJ is urging the SCOTUS to rule against #LGBTQ people and for discrimination.…
The Trump administration has been pushing discrimination against #LGBTQ people in every area--including the military, #healthcare, education and employment.
The breadth of this cannot be overstated. I have written about two dozen pieces this year alone.
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There is a glitch in this: the premise ignores how ineffective and inefficient employer provided #healthcare is in the U.S. model. California needs #SinglePayer / #MedicareForAll to have better #health outcomes.
having the boss pay for #healthcare is absurdly expensive…
it's something that @TheDemocrats like to do to our folly…
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1/6 It's interesting seeing older Americans go into a rage against single-payer #healthcare considering the United States already has a form of single-payer, only an extremely limited, shittier version.
2/6 Boomers complain that they don't want their money to be used to provide other people medical care—that they want their money to go to their own care—but that's *exactly* what they're doing when purchasing private health insurance.
3/6 When you purchase an insurance plan, your money is being collected by that insurance company in order to provide coverage for everyone under their network.
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What if I told you that #BigTech and #SocialMedia platforms are manipulating you, steering you toward #Health information that they think is right, rather than letting you evaluate content for yourself?

Commentary by @MaryamHenein (Thread 👇)…
Accredited professionals, meanwhile, who stand for #Health freedom and who criticize Big Anything, are losing posting privileges, getting banned, being buried, finding themselves deranked, and getting digitally assassinated.
Content is literally disappearing from the Internet along with our #Health choices.

It sounds conspiratorial because it is. Independent #Journalists and health experts are blowing the whistle. But it’s become a silent one.
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