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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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📣 A Really Deep Dive into the updated #MedicareForAmerica bill:
acasignups.net/19/05/02/reall…

#Med4Am #HealthcareForAll
FWIW, here's a handy comparison of the implementation timelines for the #MFA bills vs. the #Med4America bill. Note that BOTH would keep the VA and IHS in place. Aside from which would be mandatory vs. optional, the other big difference is *how* the transition is phased in.
Under #MFA, ~97% of the pop. would be mandatorily transferred over to the new program within 2 or 4 years, regardless of what their current situation is. Under #Med4America, ~55% would be mandatorily transferred over within 5 years; the rest would have the *option* of switching.
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Yup...Government 'rationing" of healthcare is exactly what would happen here as well.

Just imagine the #Democrats in charge of rationing who would get what healthcare.

Of course the left doesn't mention what just happened in Finland, either.

#MedicareForAll #HealthcareForAll
Oh, look...here's some more healthcare rationing over in the UK.

Rationing hip and knee operations because it costs too much, leaving people in pain.

#MedicareForAll

independent.co.uk/news/health/nh…
They are even rationing drugs to help arthritic conditions:

bbc.com/news/health-40…
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A greed driven healthcare system is what we are fighting against to achieve #HealthcareForAll. Pharma and Insurance spent $280 mil in 2018 on lobbying to keep billions in profits rolling in, this series of threads exposes that greed.
Learn what we are fighting against. 👇
Background on the author. I have 25 years experience in military medicine ranging from scheduling appointments, IDC/MediVac(helo) Corpsman and a small Clinic Administrator, I retired in 2013. I have at one time or another been involved in almost all aspects of healthcare.
Number one in the series - an overview of healthcare system components,
Health Care Delivery
Medical Surgical Supply
Pharmaceuticals
Health Care Insurance
And a uniquely american component - GREED.
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The Trump Administration is #AtWarWithWomen. The #ViolenceAgainstWomenAct ( #VAWA ) has been allowed to expire and they have quietly changed the definition of #DomesticViolence.
The Trump Justice Department declared, only harms that constitute a felony or misdemeanor crime may be called #domesticviolence. The isolation, financial control, emotional attacks, and verbal assaults are no longer considered domestic violence.
I am a survivor of #domesticviolence and long before the horror of the physical abuse that would constitute a “felony or misdemeanor” came the systematic destruction of my ability to be a free and functioning individual.
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Installment 4 of greed in HC, Big Pharma. Hospitals and Insurance are quiet about it, but Pharma is public and proud of their greed. In this thread, why we pay more than any other country for meds and what we need to do to fix it.
#HealthCareForAll
Healthcarerx.org
Buckle in kids this is going to be a bumpy ride. Hospitals and insurance were easy, there are a multitude of moving parts in the Pharma greed machine making billions or trillions a year. I hope to shed some light on this exceptional greed generating complex we have in the U.S.
Watch this segment from Patriot Act by Hasan Minhaj on drug pricing and the blame game on prices. The Goverment blames Pharma, Pharma blames insurance, Insurance blames PBM, (pharmacy benefits manager) and then they all blame each other.
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I recently posted a thread on greed as a road block to #HealthcareForAll in our country. Today I will focus on hospitals and the shift from healthcare to "profitcare". The more we educate on driving factors opposing us, the better we can fight. THREAD
Healthcarerx.org
The "bottom line" has become more important, board members and investors are getting the priority over patients.

“The tenor and the responsibility of hospital CEOs has now changed ...They focus on the bottom line and.. they get performance ratings based on profitability,”
"An Axios financial records analysis found that the largest nonprofit hospitals earned a collective $21 billion in investment income last year, money that nearly tripled their 2.7 percent operating profit on patient care. "
For profit hospitals are pushed to make even more.
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.@AOC's campaign was fined last year for failing to obtain workers’ compensation coverage nypost.com/2019/01/10/ale… via @nypost
AOC declined to cover disability benefits for her employees.

All employers are required under New York’s disability law to buy insurance to cover disability benefits for employees.

#HealthCareForAll
“This coverage is vital to ensuring workers are protected for on-the-job injuries.”

The law says employers can deduct up to 60 cents per week from each worker’s paycheck to help cover the cost.
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I am proud of our Virginia Attorney General @MarkHerringVA for joining in an 18-state effort to safeguard access to healthcare following the deplorable December 14 decision to invalidate the ACA.

ideastations.org/radio/news/her…
The merits of that decision will eventually percolate through the court system, but more troubling is that *no one knows* for sure what effect it has on existing enrollment. And it came out mere hours before the open enrollment period ended.
This is unacceptable. There is a right to be healthy, and government attempts to shirk that obligation are both shameful and misguided. Adding mass confusion to the exercise of people's rights to access that healthcare is even more noxious.

#Obamacare
#HealthCareForAll
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He believes in #equality4all #education & #HealthCareForAll!
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