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"People are dying."

Elizabeth has witnessed the difference between the UK and US health systems. She knows the human cost of high prices. Don’t allow the US to sabotage access to meds on the #NHS.

EPIC THREAD!!!...
There has been a lot of debate on the impact of a #tradedeal with #Trump on #NHS medicine prices. Here’s a thread detailing why people are right to be worried… 1/
Firstly, the US has history. #Bigpharma spends more influencing politicians in Washington than any other industry. So the US has repeatedly used #trade agreements to force changes on countries that will boost the industry’s profits. 2/
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These are a few of the questions I am often asked by junior physicians, or even peer physicians. I thought I’d share with you some the top 10 pearls I share with others, as we focus on many of these in the Brave Enough Master Class. #tweetorial #medicalstudents #medicalschool
2. Take a vacation every 3 months. Especially in the first few years. Trust me. Time away = burnout prevention. #tweetorial #medicine #mentor #physicianwomen #womeninmedicine #medicalschool #residents #medicalstudents #author #braveenough #gritandgrace #burnoutsyndrome #selfcare
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Welcome to the #Pennsylvania Member of Congress Tracking Report for the week ending 12/08/19.

This is where you'll find all the votes and quotes from ALL our PA House members as well as @SenBobCasey and @SenToomey.
#MoCTrack 1/19
bit.ly/2LzGd98
@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 2/19
bit.ly/351b2LQ
@SenBobCasey @SenToomey @538politics This week, the House voted on the #VotingRightsAct, a measure that would open the door for resumption of DOJ pre-clearance of new election laws in areas with a history of discrimination.
#MoCTrack 3/19
nytimes.com/2019/12/06/us/…
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🚨 #Safety #culture tweet thread 🚨

Invited by @SafetyClubUK on behalf of @SaRSociety (thanks teams !) I’ve just had a thought provoking day thinking about all aspects of safety culture, across #healthcare #aviation #defence #transport #nuclear
and more
scsc.uk/e631
But what did I learn ? What hit the 🎯?

Here’s a mash up of some of the best lines of the day...

✅How can you get it very right, right up to the point you get it badly wrong?❌

(Apologies for any mis-quotes @PatrickWaterso1 and others in team
@SafetyClubUK

#safetyculture
✅❓Foster a questioning attitude❓✅

#safety #reliability #risk

A “never event” is an event that should never happen, in healthcare and elsewhere. And yet they do...

#riskassessment
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#Thread: After @EliseStefanik’s national meltdown many of you joined #TeamTedra, because you know that her partisan theatrics are bad for the country.

But today I want to tell you about the things Stefanik has done to hurt #NY21 families.
Despite her campaign promises to improve #healthcare for Northern New Yorkers; @EliseStefanik voted to kick 64,000 of us (my family included) off their insurance.

She voted to gut protections for people with pre-existing conditions.

She voted to make RX drugs more expensive.
.@EliseStefanik voted to cut hundreds of billions of dollars from Medicare and Social Security.

In 2012 she chaired the @GOP platform committee and wrote the plan to privatize #SocialSecurity and turn #Medicare into a voucher program.
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Please help! I have a brain tumor/IIH & such severe intestinal damage that I can't DIGEST food w/out enteral food RX @$198/mo, even w/pharma discount.
My now 78-year-old mom is my caregiver.
We get $72/mo for food + trying to save home. 😭
#Lyme #IBD #help
In 2011, I was bitten by a tick. I wasn't treated for 11 mos, despite traveling to the MAYO clinic (which I still owe $9000!)
I contracted E. Chaffeensis, Rickettsia, & #Lyme.
By then, the bacteria had invaded spinal cord & brain. I've had 8 spinal taps to alleviate the pain. 😪
During 1 of my many hospitalizations, I caught Vanc-resistant C. Difficile. I fought it for 3.5 yrs but had to have 2 FM transplants to save my intestines & life.
Now, bc of the damage to my intestines, I can't digest/ absorb food w/out RX
@ $198/mo, even w/a manuf. discount. 💔
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Some key points on party commitments on #healthcare #highereducation as indicated in their manifestos.
First, a reminder of @councilofdeans asks:
Growing #nursing workforce is central to @Conservatives :
Aside from the commitment to 50,000 more nurses that has been heavily commented on, plans include:
1. £5-8k annual maintenance grants for students
2. 14,000 new undergraduate nursing students
Still @Conservatives
3. 5,000 new nursing degree apprenticeships
4. 7,500 extra nursing associates
5. Increase NHS funding by 29% by 2023
6. No reduction of tuition fees but focus on interest rates to reduce burden on students
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Pay attention #digitalhealth folks, there is a cornucopia from now to 12/31 of opportunities to tell #legislators and #policymakers about the barriers we face. @amalec @RasuShrestha @boltyboy @VentureValkyrie @bobkocher @actonline @startuphealth

Here they are, by due date 1/
@amalec @RasuShrestha @boltyboy @VentureValkyrie @bobkocher @actonline @startuphealth First up. House Cmte on Ways and Means RFI on rural health. #Digitalhealth has great promise to bring #healthcare to where the people are, assuming #broadband keeps up. How do we do that? How do we pay for it? DEADLINE 11/29/19. Here is the RFI: waysandmeans.house.gov/rural-and-unde…. 2/
@amalec @RasuShrestha @boltyboy @VentureValkyrie @bobkocher @actonline @startuphealth Next @RepFredUpton and @RepDianaDeGette RFI on what 21st C. Cures v.2 looks like. It asks about
--reimbursement for #digitalhealth
--technology that includes #caregivers.
You gotta provide input: its as if this one was written for us. upton.house.gov/uploadedfiles/… Due 12/16/19. 3/
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Welcome to the #Pennsylvania Member of Congress Tracking Report for the week ending 11/24/19.

This is where you'll find all the votes and quotes from our 18 House members as well as @SenBobCasey and @SenToomey.

#MoCTrack 1/19
demcastusa.com/2019/11/24/pen…
@SenBobCasey @SenToomey The folks at @538Politics have you covered if you want to assess what percentage of the time your MoC votes along with the Trump Administration’s agenda.

And we collect all of that for our 20 PA MoCs all in one place for you.
#MoCTrack 2/19
bit.ly/37xVxN1
@SenBobCasey @SenToomey @538politics We averted a #Shutdown this week, but did so by having Congress pass a continuing resolution, aka "kicking the can down the road until the week before Christmas"
...when MoCs always make great decisions, right? (cough, #GOPTaxScam)

#MoCTrack 3/19
washingtonpost.com/us-policy/2019…
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THREAD: Yesterday, we saw negative narratives from my #TransHealthEthicsProject interviews with #trans folks re: #healthcare. Most had a mix of both pos & neg. What does good care look like? And what are some tips/guidelines for delivering it? 1/n
#TransAwarenessWeek #bioethics
Let's start w/Simon, whose negative experiences we saw yesterday, including being misgendered and outed by front office staff, especially when he sought Gyn care. I asked all participants to say what would be better--or in fact was better sometimes--than negative experiences. 2/n
Simon said "I think better responses are just, if they’re asking if you’re a new patient starting with
basic things rather than starting with a birthdate, because that kind of breaks it down. It seems
weird but if you start with a birthdate then we can start somewhere..." 3/n
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THREAD: "What words or phrases come to mind when you think about seeking health care?" I asked #trans & #nonbinary folks in #TransHealthEthicsProject. This word cloud shows the overall sense of dismay. The individual responses are a gut punch. 1/n

#TransAwarenessWeek #bioethics
"Do I have to?
Will I die if I don't?
How much is this going to cost?"
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"Embarassing. Humiliating. Judgmental."
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"Anxiety. Being discovered. Not getting the care that I need. Not being believed. Becoming an experiment."
2/n
#TransHealthEthicsProject #TransAwarenessWeek
"Red fucking tape. Money I don't fucking have... difficulty paying for things, and always having to navigate a stupid sea of referrals and bureaucratic BS for getting a damn appointment."
3/n
#TransHealthEthicsProject #TransAwarenessWeek
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THREAD:#TransHealthEthicsProject interviews w/#trans folks are "thick" examples of barriers to care described generically in surveys. #doctors & #nurses often say "those patterns are terrible, but how can I know if I am doing it?" #narrativematters #bioethics #TransAwarenessWeek
I used a standardized array of interview questions across 15 hours of interviews with trans folks regarding their experiences seeking health care in the United States, both POSITIVE AND NEGATIVE, to give providers #narrative examples/guidelines on what not to do, AND what to do.
I did the interviews and my research assistants (@BreanneRBurton, Ren Czachor, Jake Richardson, and Harry Silvey) transcribed them so that no unknown persons would have access to the audio. While some participants gave permission to share audio, all permit sharing transcripts.
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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. bit.ly/2QaTtnP
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
bit.ly/34FD5jk
#GOP keeps trotting out their tired talking point about the “do-nothing-Dems” and all we can concentrate on is #Impeachment.

NOT TRUE.

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

#MoCTrack #DemCast 2/33
demcastusa.com/2019/11/10/mit…
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
vox.com/2019/3/8/18253…
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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.
#FridayMotivation
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.
damemagazine.com/2019/06/17/we-…
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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 assembly.ab.ca/Documents/isys…
Here is the position paper on conscience rights aka patient abandonment via @AbortionRights

arcc-cdac.ca/postionpapers/…

#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

globalnews.ca/news/5260884/m…
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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
bit.ly/2pT4ijw
@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
bit.ly/34azBVR
@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
cbsnews.com/news/house-dem…
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BEFORE READING THIS THREAD, do you think this statement is TRUE or FALSE?

Despite being a documented #epidemic for decades, @HHSGov's #CenterForDiseaseControl(@CDCgov) intentionally obstructs its collecting #statistics on what causes at least 10% of deaths NEEDLESSLY every year.
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HINT: You already know of these systemic #DataScams due to #PublicCorruption & #RegulatoryCapture:

🤥#HackedVoting/#illegitimateResults
🤥#UScensus is maliciously biased
🤥#Gerrymandering

Thread coming soon about #CauseOfDeath #DataFraud

#AmericanSwamp #MedicalControlFraud
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ANOTHER HINT: My inability to escape intrahospital, interhospital & health/disability insurers’ #ConspiracyAgainstRights using #MedicalControlFrauds exposes motive of the right answer.

Watch this video later to understand #PublicCorruption by example📽️
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