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In PART 1: INTRODUCTION & OVERVIEW... I'll explain the #DeepState #NWO corruption @POTUS is fighting.

Please search #JQPNWO for ALL threads in this series 🔍

Or check my Moments:…
2/60-Before we begin, pls note... the #Globalist #Cabal has unlimited resources to hide their crimes. 🦹‍♂️💸🦹‍♀️

They also use disinformation to mislead & divide us. 🤹‍♂️🎭🤹‍♀️

This leads to MANY different opinions, about the #NWO's origins, methods & motives. 🤔😬😵

So... 🧐👇
3/60-Furthermore... I'm no expert on #Globalist #NWO corruption, so I won't ask you to agree w/all my theories. I'll just ask you to:

Keep an open-mind 🤔

Check the info provided 📔📽️

Do your own research 🤓

Ask yourself how many "coincidences", you're willing to accept? 🤨
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The "vast majority" overstates it big time, but @DanRiffle is speaking truth to power & the truth hurts. 1 reason why drug companies, Wall Street & corporations have such a stranglehold over Congress is because it's far too easy for top staff & MOC to get jobs on K Street. 1/11
I’ve worked on the Hill since ’97 and I have seen far too many staffers of both parties who have gone on to lobby for:

- Bank of America
- Goldman Sachs
- Pfizer
- Disney
- Google

This is a big reason Congress rigs the rules for the rich & powerful. 2/11
I remember bumping into a former Hill staffer several years ago who became a lobbyist for Goldman Sachs. He told me his job was “to teach Lloyd Blankfein how to speak progressive.” He was obviously not very good at that particular job. 3/11
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As politicians are jockeying to save face with both their constituents and lobbyists, trading in the universally desired #MedicareForAll, for the #MedicareForMore slogan pushed by #neoliberals, I echo the words of my sister-in-arms @MuyMexi when I say the following; (1/X)
This should not be happening in the “greatest country in the world”. People should not be forced to choose between food and the table and insulin to treat their bodies for the food they are going to eat. #MedicareForAll removes that barrier for all people.…
I used to work for @Medtronic Diabetes Helpline, helping insulin patients troubleshoot their devices. One of the things I learned while working there is the extreme pain that #Diabetes patients have to subject themselves to, just to live a “Normal” life.
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Roses are red.
Violets are blue.
The @EnergyCommerce Health Subcommittee hearing is now underway
Led by @RepAnnaEshoo
#healthpolicyvalentines #ACA #Obamacare
.@RepAnnaEshoo on Trump's short-term "junk" insurance plans:
We know these plans do not cover #preexistingconditions.
#ACA #Obamacare
.@michaelcburgess: What good is health insurance if you are afraid to use it b/c you can't afford the deductible.
This is the issue I would like to see us tackle.
#ACA #Obamacare
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Pssst ... Pass it on...

70% of Americans want #MedicareForAll
60% want a #GreenNewDeal
80% want big $$$ out of politics
71% want to raise the minimum wage
61% want to cut military spending
60% want tuition-free college
82% want paid maternity leave
76% want to tax the rich more
Correction: 81% of Americans want tuition-free college at public state schools.…
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I’ve recently had to use my adopted country’s private healthcare system, and it is *not* like the NHS back home. It’s so weird I feel like it needs a thread. So...

Public vs Private healthcare: The small but surprisingly important differences that nobody ever seems to mention.
1/ First things first: the big differences, like having to actually get money out to pay for healthcare, and wrangling with your insurance company, etc etc, get talked about on every #MedicareForAll post. This thread is not for that. It was the little things that surprised me.
2/ It starts off in a pretty similar way. Call the hospital, make an appointment, go to the hospital. Enter through the main foyer (past the guy on the grand piano, which I grant you is a bit weird) get in the lift and go find your specialist clinic. Just like home.
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Now, on to what he did say: If @realDonaldTrump thinks we’ll make investigations of his potential misdeeds & betrayals into a bargaining chip to trade for legislation, he’s sadly mistaken. We’ll walk and chew gun at the same time to protect our nation. #SOTU
About 40% of U.S. adults can’t cover a $400 unexpected expense with cash. 25% have no retirement savings; of those who do, less than 40% think they’re on track to have enough in their golden years. We need an economy that lifts them. #SOTU
I support bringing down prescription drug prices. I support going all-in to put an end to AIDS, cancer, and other diseases. We can work together on this. #SOTU
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One major issue with CAP's attempt to rebrand Medicare For All as Medicare Extra:

Medicare Extra could genuinely undermine Medicare by forcing Medicare to compete with private insurance corporations.

It's not idealism vs gradualism. Medicare Extra could be a step backward.
Medicare's model is universal social insurance like Social Security.

Everyone pays taxes and once you’ve reached a certain age you’re covered.

But Medicare Extra might cause the sickest to be pushed out of private insurance and onto the public system.
By taking on the sickest and forcing the public Medicare system to continue competing with private insurance corporations -- you’ll force Medicare to start acting like a private insurance company in a race to the bottom.

This could mean rising copays, deductibles, and premiums.
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It's #SinglePayerSunday
February 3, 2019

The public is acting as early investor, putting tons of money in the development of drugs that then become privatized.

They receive no return on the investment that they have made. - @AOC
NNU Executive Director @NNUBonnie on why we can't settle for anything less than #MedicareForAll:

"The opposition, the insurance companies and pharma, will come out against anything, whether it's a half-measure or even one-quarter. We have to aim high."…
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⛑Healthcare Reform🏥

📍Currently most all private insurers (@Aetna @Humana @AnthemBCBS etc) already have contracts w/ @CMSGov for Medicare Advantage plans. If EVERY American becomes eligible for healthcare coverage, that means more people will be needed to process claims…

…which means… MORE jobs, not less.

💡 Here's my ideas💡

📍people who qualify for Social Security/Medicare can keep their Original Medicare or Medicare Advantage plans
📍State Medicaid could help supplement contributions into system for unemployed/disabled

📍If we had nationalized health care, then that would eliminate networks/restrictions on which doctors you can see or hospitals you can go to. 🔅Qualifications would instead be if the doctor/facility is in good standing, no investigations, safe, @TJCommission cleared, etc.

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The idea that the world’s largest economy “cannot afford” a service that literally every other industrialized country on Earth can afford is a lie, plain and simple.
Let's walk through this lie. First, #MedicareForAll would actually SAVE $2,000,000,000,000 over ten years as compared to the current system.

These are not numbers from a left-wing study. They're from the Mercatus Institute, sponsored by the Koch brothers.…
Next is the idea that the U.S. faces some catastrophic debt crisis, which requires us to slash social programs.

This is a lie.

The U.S. carries a significantly lower debt burden than many OECD (industrialized) nations. U.S. debt as a % of GDP is also within historical norms.
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I'm still SMH at @KamalaHarris's comments during #HarrisTownHall about wanting to eliminate private insurance plans.

According to the @KaiserFamFound, in 2017, 49% of the U.S. population had employer-sponsored private health insurance plans. 1/3
According to the @uscensusbureau, in 2017, 67% of the U.S. population had private health insurance with 56% of that being employer-sponsored.

In 2017, the Census Bureau reported, 8.8% of the U.S. population was uninsured. The Kaiser Foundation follows closely at 9%. 2/3
So, let's get this straight: to help 10% of the people, Harris wants to eliminate what works for roughly 55% of the people. It doesn't make SENSE!

She also thinks that #MedicareForAll will eliminate delays & paperwork.

Seriously? How long have you been in government? 🙄 3/3
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Well, we've finally seen the first ad from the newly formed industry front group @P4AHCF. It was filled with a health mix of distorted claims and outright lies (imagine our shock!) @BizHealthPol president @wendellpotter is here to set them straight. (A thread!)
Employer sponsored coverage isn't "affordable" for business owners or workers, and that cost is a huge reason we're seeing worse health outcomes.
Most of us haven't had a statistics class recently, but here's a refresher on the basics...
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1/ Bank created money versus Congress created money. [THREAD]


Congress created money is called "high powered." Roughly, when they pass a bill into law, whatever number is in that bill ($1T, or whatever serves to make that bill become a reality) is "appropriated."
2/ Example: $730M of that $1T goes to a CA construction company to build a new hospital wing for #MedicareForAll. They sign a gov't contract and are legally obligated to use it for only that purpose. Once complete, the money, is distributed to private citizens via paychecks.
3/ The only remaining obligation for that money is the portion that will be taxed back in April. The rest is yours to keep, no strings attached. You can invest it, save it, spend it, or keep it in your wallet. This is your savings, and it is DEBT FREE.
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#SinglePayerSunday #Thread
January 27, 2019

Expanded and improved #MedicareForAll means everybody in, nobody out.
It's time for a #SinglePayer, national health care system.
Join a M4A National Week of Action barnstorm near you:
Giant steps – the next stage in the fight for Medicare for All…
The long journey toward transforming our health care system to ensure that all our nation’s people get the care they need is entering its next major phase.
#SinglePayerSunday #MedicareForAll
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Little more than a week before January ends, and I’d really like to be at 1K followers. Here’s a little bit about me in a thread so you can make an informed decision about whether following our campaign for the US Senate to take the seat held by @KamalaHarris is worth your time;
1) I am for #MedicareforAll/#M4A. Here’s a pic of me in Sacramento, supporting the passage of #SB562 which would have guaranteed #healthcare coverage for all #California and provided universal healthcare. It is the moral choice, it saves us money and we support a nationwide plan.
I am for broadening the pathway to legal citizenship for all people interested in coming to #America and allowing us to prosper. I have marched with @UFWupdates @UFWF in the past and plan on doing so in the future. Rights of Mexican-Americans are my rights, porque somos familia.
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". . . Democrats in charge of the House, the #MedicareForAll single payer bill is being rewritten, watered down and renumbered . . . Jayapal ’s bill is being written behind closed doors."

Our campaign has #M4A drafts for House & Senate, .@RepJayapal.…
I'm calling on all progressives in congress, .@DemSocialists comrades, and elected officials who campaigned on the promise of #M4A in 2018 & cosponsored HR676 to inquire as to why Medicare For All Bill is being rewritten behind closed doors.
The purpose for Medicare For All Caucus as I understood was to prevent #MedicareForAll #HR676 from being diluted.
We the people, 70% of the population in this country, support #MedicareForAll.
Why is is being rewritten &/or diluted?
What provisions are being removed or altered?
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THREAD/ Today is the ninth anniversary of the Supreme Court’s horrendous #CitizensUnited decision. Our democracy has been in crisis ever since.
In the all-Trump media environment, it’s easy to think Trump himself is the source of all our problems. But it goes much deeper. So long as a handful of big money donors have outsized influence over who's elected and what's debated in Congress, our democracy will remain broken.
Until #CitizensUnited is overturned, the corporate oligarchy will maintain the power to block the policies favored by the majority of Americans — from raising the minimum wage to addressing catastrophic climate change, breaking up Wall Street banks to winning #MedicareForAll.
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Welcome to #SinglePayerSunday!
January 20, 2019
RT from this #Thread and take part in the National #MedicareForAll
Week of Action!
Compare Democrats’ many Medicare-for-All proposals with this chart…
#SinglePayer #MedicareForAll #SinglePayerSunday
Life, Death and Insulin…
As the cost of the lifesaving medication skyrockets, some desperate diabetics are rationing — and risking their lives. Was Alec Raeshawn Smith one of them?
Demand #MedicareForAll!
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If we all did what we were “qualified” for then @benshapiro would be a fit model for doll clothes.
Having said that, @AOC won her primary and general elections and is a member of Congress. She’s bringing marginal tax rates, #MedicareForAll and #GreenNewDeal into mainstream conversation. And she’d probably rather be settling into work than counterpunching constant @gop attacks.
So she seems at least as qualified as, say, @RepGosar, a climate change denier and conspiracy theorist.…
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It's #SinglePayerSunday
January 13, 2019

We're less than a month out from the National #MedicareForAll Week of Action!

Hundreds of barnstorms will be held from February 9-13 in a nationwide push.

Join a #singlepayer barnstorm near you:
Americans understand that the healthcare market is broken.
The country has moved.
70 percent of all Americans want a #MedicareforAll system and healthcare is a right, not a privilege. @PramilaJayapal
#SinglePayer #MedicareForAll #SinglePayerSunday
Medicare for All is a Fight to Democratize the Economy…
#SinglePayer #MedicareForAll #SinglePayerSunday
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Let's take a look at the Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital "chargemaster"…
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It's #SinglePayerSunday
January 6, 2019

Join thousands across the country 👉 Sign up to host a #SinglePayer #MedicareForAll event in your town during the February 9-13 National Week of Action:
The Year of Medicare for All… via @commondreams
Behind the disheartening statistics found in the current for-profit system are real people, enduring suffering that is unacceptable in the wealthiest nation on earth
#SinglePayerSunday #MedicareForAll
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1/… I think this is an important point. We are so indoctrinated that success and failure are personal, not institutional. As C. Wright Mills wrote, one person unemployed is a personal problem. One million people unemployed is a social problem. Americans
2/ have very little class consciousness. They believe their success and failure and the success/failure of others is personal, not systemic or institutional. Candidates need to explain the institutional and systemic reasons for what is going on in this country. Why are they
3/ living with crushing home, credit card, student, or medical debts. They need explaining how the gains of wealth and income went to the very richest. They need to know how Wall Street operated their fraudulent casino to rob them. They need to hear how economic and social
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