Discover and read the best of Twitter Threads about #Medicare

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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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#psychologist - what does the CMS
#telehealth waiver means for you, your practice, and #Medicare Patients? An @APAPractice thread...

apaservices.org/practice/legal…
Great news = #Medicare patients can now receive telehealth care in their homes or ANY health care facility during the #coronavirus emergency.
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#psychologist practice location was not restricted. We expect this means that psychologists can practice telehealth out of their homes, and we have contacted @CMSGov to confirm.
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Thread: 👇
1- Here in Europe we are in lock-down.
France, Spain, Germany, Italy, Denmark, Belgium, Portugal, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland...etc

2- Some countries and people deal with it differently.

3- In Spain ppl are panic buying. Though everyday supermarkets are empty
4- Next day at 9am its all back up and restocked @asda etc are doing a wonderful job.

5- Spanish taxis drivers have associated and are volunteering to drive around freely paramedics, doctors, nurses, etc.

6-In Slovakia, people with hotels/pensions/ etc are giving free
7-Accommodation to all first responders, including police, fire brigade, etc.

8- @politico has this wonderful tracker if you want to check how #coronavirus is developing in the Old Continent.
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This is why I am feeling so defeated. I promised my friend I wouldn't stop fighting until #M4ALL was a reality.

Robin was a very dear friend of mine. I met her at one of my first protests and her eyes lit up when she noticed my "BERNIE: because fuck this shit" button. 1/12
She was stuck with me. Robin served as the Delaware County Iowa Dem Chair and was very politically active in Iowa. She was a 2016 Bernie state delegate. We attended many rallies, protests and events together and she was always just so thoughtful, composed and passionate. 2/12
She was in a viral video a few years ago when she confronted Sen. Grassley for voting to repeal pre-existing conditions protections. She then appeared on Lawrence O'Donnell to speak about her confrontation and activism. MY GIRL!! She was my activism mentor. 3/12
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#MedicarePartD --- we wrap up the #tweetorial series on Medicare with Medicare 103 - Part D
Part D - D for drugs (as in meds)!

#PolicyCapsule @policycapsule

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2/ #MedicarePartD is an extension of #Medicare to allow coverage for medication for Medicare enrollees. But it is an optional or opt-in program, with a premium (monthly)

#MedicarePartD #PolicyCapsule @policycapsule
3/ Formulary - used in Part D plans; must cover at least 2 medications per category; formulary change time to time causing concern for clinicians + patients
Tiers are also used within formulary to delineate coverage

#MedicarePartD #PolicyCapsule @policycapsule
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Outrage over @POTUS Trump's violation of norms, principles, and laws has tended to mask actions his Administration is taking that hurts a large swath of his base. Let's stop reacting to all @realDonaldTrump's #bull$hit and start tweeting about issues:
#Healthcare: Trump has tried since election to trash #AffordableCareAct (b/c it's called "Obamacare"), joining Republican states in suing to overturn ACA, doing away with protection for #Pre_existingConditions. Trump budget cuts Medicaid and ACA subsidies by a trillion dollars.
Trump also wants to cut #SNAP once again calling for reductions in the number of adults who can qualify for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. The 2021 budget proposes cutting SNAP funding by about $15 billion from last year. nytimes.com/2020/02/10/us/…
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OK - coming out of Parliament House: the Government is slating an omnibus of welfare bills designed to force those on the DSP back to Centrelink, with the premise of making the NDIS the new DSP. Much tougher reviews guidelines, fewer approvals. 1/3
Greens talking about the CDC:

*423 Cashless debit card (Senator Siewert): To move—That the Senate—

notes that the Government is in discussions with the big four banks, major retailers and EFTPOS around a possible national rollout of the cashless debit card (CDC); 2/3
Suggesting that CDC may be rolled out widely. 'Robodebt' scheme to be renamed in attempt to limit damage to govt. Talk about smoking-related illnesses being limited on medicare; changes to chronic heart disease and diabetes status. #auspol #robodebt #NDIS #medicare #health #DSP
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A thread w/ #Bernie's excellent interviews today.
#Bernie2020 #NotMeUs #NHprimary2020

"If you do, as Mayor Buttigieg does, take huge amounts of contributors from pharma CEOs, fossil fuel financiers, insurance, Wall St, does anyone seriously believe you will stand up to them?"
Chris Wallace makes the case for Pete Buttigieg.

Sanders - "Do you think when the CEO's of the major drug companies contribute to your campaign, you will take them on? Common sense suggests ... you will not effectively represent working families." #NotMeUs #NHprimary2020
"How do you overcome the #socialist label?," Chris asks.

"In many respects, we are a socialist society today ... The difference between my socialism and Trump's socialism is I believe that government should help working families, not billionaires." #BernieBeatsTrump #Bernie2020
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Well, THAT was mostly appalling. #SOTU (Thread)
Just like the fortune he inherited from his dad, @realDonalTrump still won’t acknowledge that he inherited a strengthening economy from @BarackObama. #SOTU
All that @realDonaldTrump’s tax scam accomplished was making rich people richer while working families keep struggling to make ends meet. #SOTU
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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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I have seen many physicians on #MedTwitter and #OrthoTwitter dispute this author’s allegation that physicians are “keeping prices high” in #Healthcare. This is patently false, at least with regard to procedural reimbursement.

How do we know this in #Orthopaedics?
Our research groups at @UnivOrtho and @OrthoAtYale retrospectively studied @CMSGov #CMS #Medicare reimbursements for Orthopaedic procedures across specialties over a period of 16 years.
What did we find? Read our published article here:

"Trends in Medicare Reimbursement for Orthopedic Procedures: 2000 to 2016" (via #pubmedontap) ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29494748
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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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#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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It’s an honor to hear from Rhode Islanders about the issues that matter to them and why. It takes tremendous courage to share these personal stories and there are few things more personal or painful to discuss than battling an illness.
The stories I hear make it clear what’s at stake in Republicans’ push to repeal the #AffordableCareAct and make deep cuts to #Medicare & #Medicaid. This is Bridget’s story:
medium.com/@senwhitehouse…
Passage of the Affordable Care Act was a watershed moment for people like Bridget. Democrats stand ready to build on this progress and make sure Trump and Republicans don’t reverse it.
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@UCIkidney @kamkalantar hosted dinner discussion last night: #AdvancingAmericanKidneyHealth Executive Order
@MSchreiber_MD and @DrBobPro @DaVita | Mark Shapiro (Balboa Nephrology Medical Group)
Big changes happening and #nephrologists need to step up… #nephtwitter
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Starting Jan 2020 half of #nephrology groups in the US will be assigned to the CMS Kidney Care First (KCF) accountable care model.
If you’re picked you HAVE TO participate, but can opt to switch to one of the other #KCC (Kidney Care Choices) models:
innovation.cms.gov/initiatives/ki…
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The other payment models (Comprehensive Kidney Care Contracting #CKCC options) vary in amount of risk the neph practice is willing to take on for care of the #CKD patient.
This is at the level of the #nephrology practice NOT at the dialysis unit.
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Medicare STARS rating - lies. What does it mean? PCPs like myself, when in the insurance based world, were penalized if 80% of Medicare patients did not have a screening test. It says NOTHING about how good a plan is. /1
If 80% of my @Highmark female Medicare patients age 65-75 didn’t get a mammograms. I was penalized. Have to keep the ⭐️ 🌟 score above 80%! It has nothing to do with quality. /2
If 80% of all #medicare patients age 65-75 didn’t have their colonoscopy or other accepted colon cancer screening, I was dinged. Gotta force people to have testing or face having money withheld from my pay /3
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🔥I went on @FOXNews: “We still have 44 million Americans w/o healthcare coverage...7 million MORE w/o coverage under @realDonaldTrump, who claimed he wasn’t going to have ‘people dying in the streets’...if you don’t have insurance, you DIE more quickly.”

video.foxnews.com/v/608896582800…
Note that FOX called the right-wing guy (with NO doctorate) a “healthcare expert,” but apparently, an MD, PhD like me is merely a “Democratic strategist.”🤷‍♀️

Pretty sad that FOXNews didn’t even understand their OWN #poll in which TWO-THIRDS of Americans favor EXPANDING #Medicare with the “public option” that allows anyone under age 65 to buy in.🤣

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THREAD:
Forgive me, I am no expert on #MedicareForAll, but it hurts me to see Biden, Klobuchar, ABC, etc. DISINFORM the American people to this extent! Until I was 26 years old I lived in countries with UHC and it looks like this makes me kind of an expert. 1/?
First thing that many Americans don't know is that UNIVERSAL HEALTHCARE, that is a system in which society treats healthcare as a right and therefore EVERYONE in the country is covered, exists in every other developed CAPITALIST country in the world. 2/?
Yet many Americans associate UNIVERSAL HEALTHCARE with socialism. Why is that? US once was a PIONEER of worker's rights. FDR's New Deal was COPIED by other developed capitalist countries, mostly as a way as a reaction to Russian Revolution, to PREVENT the rise of communism. 3/?
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‼️#MoscowMitch wants YOU to give up your "Social Programs" of #SSI, #Medicare, #ACA, #FoodStamps, BridgeCards, #Section8 HUD Housing, Meals on Wheels, to fund their MAGA #GOPTaxScam!

Learn the facts!
The "Social Programs" #MoscowMitch wants Americans to give up 4 blowing up the deficit!

Remember the "Rose Garden Ceremony"

They were celebrating their #MAGA #GOPTaxScam!

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#M4A won't overturn the #ACA, which is a law regulating insurance. It is not insurance. It regulates #Medicare plans as well as #Medicaid. The ACA protects people with #preexistingconditions & protects women, because being female was a pre-existing condition before the #ACA.
It's been nine years since the #ACA became law and even the person who was VP when that happened still doesn't know what it is and what it does.
The ACA saved lives by giving people access to health insurance. It saved my life. It will not be ended by #M4A. Only by the #GOP.
There is no reason to pit #M4A against the #ACA because they are apples and orangutans. The ACA made affordable healthcare accessible, but IS NOT INSURANCE. Private insurance won't end with any #M4A plan. ACA governs Medicare as well. So it needs to be maintained & strengthened.
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