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1/7 FEC reports are out. @AOC's Courage to Change PAC doesn't live up to its own declared purpose. She gave $5,000 to @RepOHalleran, one of the top recipients of corporate health care donations in Congress and a strong opponent of #MedicareForAll and #GND.
2/7 AOC'c PAC claims: "...to reward challengers and incumbents who display political courage — people who refuse to bow to establishment pressure, who advocate ferociously for working-class families, and who have lived the same struggles as the people they seek to represent.
3/7 cont. "... to make early investments in progressive challengers that can even the playing field against established incumbents, and bolster progressive leaders in Congress who take difficult but righteous stands.
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I can't get a #COVID19 vaccine because I'm out of my home state.

I can't go to a doctor because I'm out of my home state.

If I go to the ER I'm totally fucked because I'm out of my home state.

I pay $12K in premiums. I travel to care for family. I don't have #Healthcare.
1/3
I have a government mandated responsibility to subsidize #ForProfitHealthInsurance whether it meets my needs or not. In fact, I pay premiums to allow me to go out of state to minimize the #Healthcare costs of who I'm caring for.

What. The. Fuck. @POTUS?

#MedicareForAll now.
2/3
#MedicareForAll has no state borders. How does that not make sense?

How is US #Healthcare not available throughout the US?

I fully believe I'm gonna die from something that could have been prevented IF I could've gone to doctor when AND WHERE I needed to.
3/3
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For everyone who is melting down on this thread, I will explain the "immortal technique" [mostly a tongue-in-cheek joke to refer to dialectical materialism] of dialectics.
Argument 1: "She supports #MedicareForAll and #Medicare4all is not pro-business"

#MedicareForAll in comparison to #Gofundmecare is not pro-business.

#MedicareForAll in comparison to full nationalization is pro-business.
Being publicly in support of Abolishing Ice is not imperialist if we compare it to "child cages"

But, it is imperialist if we compare it to ending US-supported death squads, wars and the IMF.
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I know how hard it was to pass the #ACA. I was there in 2009 when TeaBaggers (now MAGA) stormed the halls of House office buildings, trying to intimidate @HouseDemocrats from passing a bill with a public option. Fortunately, those Dems held fast & passed the ACA+public option. /1
Moderate & conservative @SenateDems killed the public option in 2009, & damn near wrecked passage of health reform with their dithering. The blizzard of Feb 2010 bought Dems in Congress & the White House some time. At a GOP retreat, Obama nailed their BS questions one by one. /2
From that came the meeting at Blair House, where once again, Obama & a few Dems (not all) stood up to the stupid antics of the GOP. A few weeks later, I was among a few dozen doctors w/ @drsforamerica who marched in the rain in DC to push the Senate to pass the ACA. /3
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.@GaryChambersJr🔹is running for #LA02 3/20/21 an open seat as @RepRichmond🔹vacates it. He’s 💯grassroots and will fight for someone he doesnt even know #NotMeUs #MedicareForAll
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@ninaturner 1/To get #M4A thru, rep's are hafta do more than annually introduce the bill & collect sig's. They need to employ some kind of aggressive muscle or arm-twisting leverage to make it move thru Congress. So what's the plan?
@RepJayapal @SenSanders @PramilaJayapal @BernieSanders
@ninaturner @RepJayapal @SenSanders @PramilaJayapal @BernieSanders 2/That's part of the frustration & anger ppl have been expressing w/#FTV. We've been doing this decades. I've been very concerned by how much all of these people on twitter who shared horrific stories w/our healthcare system as part of a kind of insurrectionist #ForceTheVote
@ninaturner @RepJayapal @SenSanders @PramilaJayapal @BernieSanders 3/ movement were completely ignored & told to get in line behind politicians while DP paid "alternative" media basically went to town assassinating the character of a youtube political satirist for not sufficiently genuflecting to the "way things work" in Congress.
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NEW REPORT: Mainstream media undermined Sanders.

I just completed a report on what happened Last Year on Super Tuesday. I'm a social science major and I used my expertise to find out how positive or negative the coverage was of Biden vs @BernieSanders over six weeks.
(1/11)
I drew on an InTheseTimes study of Positive and Negative coverage of Sanders, a Washington Post study showing majority of Americans only read headlines, and an article by Salon on how Biden earned between $70.9 to $100 million in the equivalent of free advertising by the MSM.
I used Google’s advanced settings to identify media coverage of both Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders between key dates. I used seven mainstream media sources for this study: The Washington Post, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, MSM, Politico, The Atlantic, and CNN. 3/11
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Gut wrenching—the fact that a little girl needs to sell $0.25 cent lemonade for brain surgery to save her own life speaks volumes about just how DEEPLY MESSED UP our healthcare system is in America. wkrg.com/alabama-news/i…
2) Drug price gouging is also out of control... like this mother who couldn’t afford insulin for her son.
3) And we can’t give free wrist slaps to firms that aided and abetted opioid drug pushers.
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FYI... The costs of Medicare for All are estimated at 30 Trillion. The costs of a Federal Job Guarantee & Free College? Lots. The cost of eliminating student Debt... Trillions. The costs of rebuilding our crumbling infrastructure trillions ...the costs of universal childcare 1/x
Trillions. The costs of a Green New Deal TRILLIONS...
Being completely coherent and well versed in macroeconomics, it is obvious to me without even doing the homework that if you play by conservative talking points of tax payer dollars "paying for" programs... It will suck every dollar in existence into the shredder and...
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DO NOT CUT MEDICARE, @JoeBiden, end the filibuster and make #MedicareForAll happen if you truly want to be thought of as a modern-day FDR instead of a guy who took us further backward by cutting healthcare during a pandemic.
Joe Biden is no FDR. What an evil, scummy thing to do to the American people, especially during a pandemic. Massive cuts to Medicare because Democrats won't end the filibuster? Cuts to farm aid? With Democrats like these, who needs Republicans?

"The money is right there. It’s spent on bombs instead of homes. On cops instead of kids. On bailing out banks instead of families. Again the only argument against helping people is a lie." - @JoshuaPotash
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Democrats have a majority, but Biden's cutting MEDICARE and FARM AID because of... Republicans? FUCK THAT! End the filibuster, you gormless <descending into incoherent and very unflattering mumbling> @SenateDems!
How dare they cut already sparse benefits from some of the most vulnerable people, especially during a pandemic! How dare they shrug away the mantle of a people's majority and pretend it's due to the Republicans' corruption instead of
their own greed and elitism. It's time to move forward and join other first world countries. It's time for #MedicareForAll.
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@shipman96 @katrinapmat @FLOTUS
Healing
We can't afford insurance in your husband's "access to healthcare" screed to justify reinstating the "Individual Mandate.
We need #MedicareForAll
1/8
@shipman96 @katrinapmat @FLOTUS Courage
Courage would be standing-up for the American *People* and not for the Corporations.
Capitalism has failed us. Look out the windows as you shop, and see the homeless, including my fellow vets.
2/8
@shipman96 @katrinapmat @FLOTUS Love/Amor
Compassion
Gratitude
That's a list of personal emotions and practice. They're also meaningless in the face of Democrats and Republicans supporting Corporations and "Blue Lives" over We, the People.
3/8
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As we push for the upcoming #MedicareForAll bill, here's a tip for approaching your Reps/Senators.

Top 3 arguments according to Progressive Caucus polling (try to spot the pattern 👀):

#1: people would no longer die because they couldn’t afford medicine or care

1/3
...strongest arguments for #MedicareForAll, continued:

#2: that the U.S. would no longer be the only developed country without a universal health system

#3: families would no longer struggle to provide long-term care for seniors and people with disabilities.

2/3
notably absent are arguments about:

- administrative savings
- % of GDP taken by healthcare costs
- reimbursement rates

Lead with *your* personal healthcare story - how our hc system has affected you, your friends & family.

Make it personal. Don't let them look away.

3/3
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How could Congress actually hold Trump accountable?

What actions could they take to undo the harm Trump caused and build something better in its place?

What would real justice look like beyond an impeachment trial?
For real justice Congress could actually cancel the contracts for building Trump's wall. The wall could be torn down, the land could be restored, and returned to the care of its rightful stewards and protectors for the benefit of all life, land, water, and culture. #LandBack
For real justice Congress could dismantle ICE and DHS. Congress could cancel private prison contracts and shut down all ICE facilities, detention centers, and concentration camps. Free all those imprisoned, and provide reparations for all those harmed. #AbolishICE #FreeThemAll
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We hear this question over, and over, and over again. Often from people who know better, but who want to sow doubt about our ability to finance #SinglePayer #MedicareForAll. So let's get into it.

Full toolkit here: pnhp.org/PayingForIt

Thread below👇
For starters, the U.S. spends more on health care than any other nation in the world, by far. A whopping $3.8 TRILLION in 2019, which is projected to go up to $6.2 TRILLION by 2028. bit.ly/2LDO74O via @Health_Affairs
This spending takes a HUGE bite out of family budgets. In 2020, the cost of health care for a hypothetical U.S. family of four covered by an average employer-sponsored PPO plan was $28,653, according to @millimanhealth. bit.ly/2MRCPuj
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We are not far away from routinely #genome sequencing every newborn suspected of having a rare/hereditary disorder.
In fact, there will be a point, especially in single-payer health care systems, where it'll be logistically preferable to routinely #genome sequence every newborn.
What will it take? Management, machines, and money (3M), in that order:
1/ A management system that handles sample collection, carries on the sequencing effectively, and makes the result available: we are not far away from this in, e.g. the UK's (@NHS+Wales/Scotland/NI).
We are much better at this now than, say, 1-2 years ago. See a successful system of coordinating this for lower throughput sequencing but high numbers of samples in #COVID19 cogconsortium.uk
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Now that 24/7 Trump media cycle is over (I think?), let's look at all the many critical stories corp media ignored for profit since 2016.

1) Flint doesn't have clean water or convictions nearly 7 years later
2) We're aiding Saudi Arabia in genocide of Yemen

THREAD...
3) The PPP small biz program was raided by multi-billion dollar corporate conglomerates who are...not small business
4) Trump and his Interior Department AGGRESSIVELY starting fracking and mining on Native American reservations across America

.......
5) PFAS, a cancer-causing byproduct from the manufacturing of Teflon & non-stick cookware, is rampant in water bodies across America
6) We've been at war in Afghanistan for 20 years (Washington Post exposed generals were FORCED to spend millions per day--didn't matter what for)
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💡DID YOU KNOW—non-profit hospitals in the US legally have to forgive your medical bills if you are too poor to pay.

Please share.

(Contact: @Dollarfor_)
2) Please keep your DMs open if you share a story and asking for a DM assistance from @Dollarfor_
3) They are a real nonprofit. dollarfor.org

Health is a human right. Right for your right to live.
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THREAD: 1/x

I've got a bunch of Biden video clips in my archive, so I'm going to dump them in this thread for anyone who wants them. Feel free to dl and use at will. 💯

Here's Biden & his "little guy" rhetoric, pretending he isn't backed by billionaires & corp interests. 🙄
THREAD: 2/x

I've got a bunch of Biden video clips in my archive, so I'm going to dump them in this thread for anyone who wants them. Feel free to dl and use at will. 💯

Here's the Biden vs Bernie on Social Security clip.
THREAD: 3/x

I've got a bunch of Biden video clips in my archive, so I'm going to dump them in this thread for anyone who wants them. Feel free to dl and use at will. 💯

This is a bunch of clips of Biden that are just forehead-slapping pathetic from back before Obama fvcked us.
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Psssst... pass it on:

➡️ COVID LUNG is worse than smoker’s lung.

"Post-COVID lungs look worse than any type of terrible smoker's lung we've ever seen. And they collapse. And they clot off. And the shortness of breath lingers” says Dr @BKendallMD. #COVID19 ImageImage
2) All that white on the X-ray is scarring. You don’t want it. Many have COVID lung even if asymptomatic.

How common is severe chest X-rays?

100% of time if symptomatic

70-80% of time if asymptomatic. #COVID19 Image
3) Many others are highlighting this issue. Look how even longer term #COVID19 survivors’ lungs look compared to healthy. Lots of damage long term, even if not severe illness. Image
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So Biden's plan went from $2,000 to $1,400.

A one time payment.

Not retroactive to March.

Not monthly.

And no #MedicareForAll, so people will still bear the crushing burden of medical expenses.

Garbage, that's what this is.
To everyone responding "$1400 + $600 = $2000" ... give me a friggin' break. Biden's promise was $2,000, and I'd wager anything that nobody who heard him thought he planned to subtract the $600.
I mean, come on...
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ATROCIOUS big pharma price gouging of insulin:

This crying mother can’t afford the $1000 for her son’s insulin.

📌yet, it only costs pharma $5 to produce.

📌Insulin was invented 100 years ago by Fred Banting—who donated patent for $1 to make it free for all.

Let that sink in.
2) Insulin is one of the most disgusting cases of price gouging ever.

America has long taken a free market approach to pharmaceuticals.
Drug companies haggle separately over drug prices with a variety of private insurers across the country...

google.com/amp/s/www.vox.…
3) “Meanwhile, Medicare, the government health program for those over age 65 — it’s also the nation’s largest buyer of drugs—is barred from negotiating drug prices. That gives pharma more leverage, and it leads to the kind of price surges of EpiPens, opioid antidotes, & insulin.”
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Please watch this video to get a good sense of what @JoeBiden could do if he cared to do it.

It answers all the questions.

#CancelStudentDebt
Some takeaways:

80% of all student debt is held by those making less than $127k a year.

Families making less than 60k a year took out 280% MORE student loan debt than families making over 100k.
Women hold 2/3rds of student loan debt.

And Black women hold more than anyone else. 

12 years after starting school the median Black student loan borrower owed more debt than they originally took out. And 21% have defaulted on their loans.
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#SinglePayerSunday Real #MedicareForAll supporters don't insist "citizenship" be a requirement or advocate felonizing the delivery of health care to the undocumented. They also don't pretend AOC's gaslighting on forcing Pelosi to hold a #FloorVote is "wisdom." It was ka-ka. 1/
2/ Last but not least, they also don't get a bunch of trolls to gang up on, or bully and harass, advocates of #ForceTheVote

#SinglePayerSunday Wonder who we're referencing?

#SinglePayerNOW #MedicareForALL
#M4A #USA #M4AVoters
#MedicareForALLVoters #M4Anow #SinglePayer
Health care is a human right! Pass it now! #MedicareForALL (and by "All," we mean ALL). Farmworkers are human beings who need health care too! So are all people in the United States! Delivering health care is not a crime under ANY circumstance!

#SinglePayerSunday #ForceTheVote
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