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The sustained attack on abortion rights in the U.S. is nothing short of a public health emergency. 🧵 Image
Criminalizing abortion would prove deadly under any circumstances, but especially in a nation with sky-high (and worsening) maternal mortality, an unaddressed mental heath crisis, and daunting financial barriers to even basic health services.

More info at…
Late last year, experts estimated that the now-in-effect abortion restrictions in Texas would make that state’s worst-in-the-nation record on maternal mortality even worse.

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Yesterday I didn’t want to know.I have a few more risk factors. Have an excellent medical team and am losing weight, Rx HTN, Type 2 DM,⬆️ Chol well treated. Ozempic helped me lose 40 pounds and A1C now Normal. Costs $2,000 a month. Medicare and retirement coinsurance covers most.
Part of me wants to tell proponents of #SinglePayer Health insurance in the USA 🇺🇸 difference between @NHSuk website and American Capitalism and Benefits of Employment(really a component of salary package). Part of me knows “they” will persist until they need $80,000 a year Meds.
Was searching to see if #BoJo has better healthcare cost coverage than 🇬🇧 citizens do. Here 🇺🇸 Lawmakers who want #MedicareForAll for us little people will still have Cadillac plan, for your country Rolls Royce? What I found was worse.… @guardian get ready.
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Myth #1: The US has the best healthcare system in the world, and moving to Medicare for All would ruin that.
#MythsAboutM4A #M4A #singlepayer #healthcare ImageImage
Myth #2: Medicare for All is socialized medicine. #MythsAboutM4A #M4A #singlepayer #healthcare ImageImage
Myth #3: Wait times would be increased under Medicare for All like those seen in Canada and the UK, which could increase mortality.
#MythsAboutM4A #SinglePayer #M4A #Healthcare ImageImage
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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:

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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. 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.
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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. 🙄

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.

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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The biggest crime of @TheDemocrats is allowing #USA's citizens to become believers in #fascism & #misogyny & Ayn Randian #socialdarwinism by neglecting to defend #humanrights & #genderequality & #socialjustice & pursing corporate $. Biden might sneak this one out, but @Gop won
seats in House of Representatives & will likely retain control of Senate. So Biden may choose to use Executive Orders to roll back reimplement some of the 2nd Term Obama EOs which Trump reversed. But Biden won't be able, even if he wanted to do much to challenge oligarchy or
any of the other structures undergirding #militarism & #whitesupremacy. Forget about #GreenNewDeal, #M4A #singlepayer, #debtforgiveness, #housingjustice, #freecollege, raising national minimum wage, pathway to citizenship, etc. So, 4 years from now, demoralized voters will be
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Well I woke up to the realization that the democrats have jumped the shark. They no longer have any compunction even pretending like they want to win the election. The decision to invite a cop onto the November ticket (even a 'black' one) cements their idiocy. #FuckBiden
I was delighted to watch #Tulsi2020 take down @KamalaHarris in the start of primary season. She's done little to defend working people from the banks. Failed to go after @stevenmnuchin1 for his part in the forclosure crisis. She thought the way to address truancy was to attack..
working parents and throw them in jail, rather than addressing the underlying systemic issues. She smoked pot for years while enabling her departments to continue to arrest black and poor people for the same thing. She is so out of touch with what needs to happen to accect..
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We'll try to live-tweet the @CHHSAgency reconvened Healthy California for All Commission, starting now! We demand #SinglePayer & for working-class spots on their "focus advisory groups" -- the people are the true stakeholders, not Employers nor Providers!…
CHHS Secretary and Commission Chair Dr. Mark Ghaly welcomes everyone and recognizes the efforts of organizers -- like us -- who asked them to reconvene.
So far the public comments are dominated by demands for #SinglePayer! We see and thank you, advocates and organizers! Secretary Ghaly acknowledges the "public outcry."
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New @AnnalsofIM study from PNHP co-founders Drs. @swoolhandler and David Himmelstein estimates 7.3M Americans will lose health coverage by June 30, because of the #COVID19 pandemic.
1.5M American workers have already lost coverage, just in the last two weeks, and the looming #COVID19 recession will likely cause another 5.7M to lose their employer-sponsored health benefits.
Overwhelming as these figures are, they *underestimate* the full coverage losses, since they don't include dependent family members who will lose coverage, nor do they include self-employed workers who do not file unemployment claims.
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PNHP has developed an eight-point plan of steps needed to fight #COVID19. #SinglePayer #MedicareForAll is just the beginning. Full list available at Image
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Last night the CEO of @BCBSM (Blue Cross Blue Shield) took over my TV screen in an ad to tell me about all they're doing re: #COVID19.

He didn't answer a few other questions I have about helping hospitals and low-income ppl in MI as this #CoronavirusPandemic rages:

1) @BCBSM (Blue Cross Blue Shield): Hospitals rely on you to reimburse services they provide. They can't do elective surgeries that keep them afloat.

How are you helping them stay open through the #CoronavirusPandemic? Will you keep them open?

2) @BCBSM (Blue Cross Blue Shield): how are you supporting low-income ppl who AREN'T suffering #COVIDー19 but ARE struggling with the other diseases humans get, like diabetes, heart disease, or cancer and lost insurance right now?

Will you extend their coverage?

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Thread on #Georgia @GaDPH Mar 13 Interim Guidance for Clinicians Evaluating, Reporting, and Requesting Diagnostic Testing for Possible #COVID19 Cases #coronavirus #publichealth. Original document available at…. I've archived it here…
Let me preface this by saying I have no medical training or special knowledge. I urge those who can to correct anything I get wrong here.

My main concern is that it remains difficult to get #COVID19 testing. People who are reluctant to take other #publichealth measures such as
social isolation frequently say things like "There are no confirmed cases in our area." IMO, that's true because too few people have been tested. So let's examine the document.
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THREAD: As folks are focusing on #CoronavirusOutbreak, let's pause for a moment to contemplate what @BernieSanders' #SinglePayer legislation would (or wouldn't) do to our ability to respond... 1/…
@BernieSanders First off, it's worth remembering that @NHSuk goes through its traditional "winter crisis" because of -- wait for it! -- the flu. The flu comes every year, of course, but years of underfunding means British hospitals have next-to-no spare capacity to treat patients... 2/
@BernieSanders @NHSuk Consider this headline from two years ago, when @NHSuk postponed 55K operations, and @theresa_may had to apologize personally for Britain's health care fiasco... 3/…
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PNHP has developed another toolkit for #SinglePayer supporters to use as part of our Kitchen Table Campaign. Throughout the month of February, we'll be talking about racial health inequities, and the importance of covering everybody through #MedicareForAll.
This one-page handout provides an overview of racial health inequities.
This comparison chart shows how #SinglePayer would make substantial progress in addressing racial health inequities, while a public option would barely even begin to address the problem.
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THREAD: Let's examine all the possible ways this @ebruenig tweet represents #FakeNews -- and one of the sillier arguments for #SinglePayer I've heard in a long time... 1/
@ebruenig First of all, @ebruenig said she's uninsured because she switched jobs from @washingtonpost to @nytimes -- but she didn't say exactly why. It's possible that both @washingtonpost and @nytimes don't offer health coverage to their employees, but I doubt it... 2/
@ebruenig @washingtonpost @nytimes If she had Exchange coverage while at @washingtonpost, she could potentially qualify for a special enrollment period, if her income dropped to such an extent that she now qualifies for #Obamacare subsidies... 3/
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BREAKING: The American College of Physicians has released a position paper endorsing #SinglePayer #MedicareForAll as a viable fix for our nation’s "inefficient, unaffordable, unsustainable, and inaccessible" health care financing system. via @AnnalsofIM
PNHP co-founders Drs. @swoolhandler & David Himmelstein applauded this position in an accompanying editorial (and argued against the "public choice" model that ACP also endorsed). via @AnnalsofIM
"For a century, most U.S. medical organizations opposed national health insurance. The endorsement by the @ACPinternists of #SinglePayer reform marks a sea change from this unfortunate tradition." - PNHP co-founders Drs. @swoolhandler & Himmelstein
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THREAD: Add @MikeBloomberg to the list of politicians who apparently want to #Sabotage your health coverage, to create #SinglePayer.

Based on the launch of his health plan, suffice it to say his campaign is trying to have both sides of the issue... 1/
@MikeBloomberg In one quote in this @hillhealthwatch piece, a @MikeBloomberg adviser says "We're not trying to rock the boat and get people off their insurance if they like it." 2/…
@MikeBloomberg @hillhealthwatch But the adviser later said @MikeBloomberg doesn't support single payer because he wants "something that can get done." Cited the likely close margins in the Senate in 2021 to say "it's not going to pass." 3/…
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This new study should surprise no one -- @ewarren's assumptions in her #SinglePayer plan were always highly questionable... 1/…
@ewarren For instance, page 12 of her plan admits that @ewarren's advisors did NOT take lower economic growth into account when estimating the total revenue from her tax increases. That's a recipe for a major black hole in her plan!…
@ewarren .@FDRLST has my full analysis of all the gimmicks in @ewarren's #SinglePayer plan... 3/3…
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Will someone please ask @RepJayapal at @HouseCommerce hearing whether she has any money invested in stock funds in the TSP? Because if she does, she is personally "profiting" off of health care, through her ownership of for-profit insurers, hospitals, drug companies, etc....
@RepJayapal @HouseCommerce .@RepJayapal claims her #SinglePayer bill has "cost containment provisions." Here's what @urbaninstitute said would happen to health costs under her bill -- they would go up substantially! Image
@RepJayapal @HouseCommerce @urbaninstitute Also, @FrankPallone said in his opening statement that #Obamacare ended discrimination against pre-existing conditions. Fact check: FALSE. @AARP STILL discriminates against people with pre-ex conditions -- and has made billions doing so!…
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THREAD: If you think #SinglePayer wouldn't have a harmful effect on American health care, listen to some of these stories from @IHSgov, about how bad doctors harmed Native patients.

Follow/RT for more info... 1/
@IHSgov All of these stories are summarized from @cdweaver's excellent piece in Friday's @WSJ: 2/…
@IHSgov @cdweaver @WSJ A doctor with five medical malpractice settlements in five years—and was rejected by a Nevada licensing board—found work for @IHSgov. While there, he gashed a patient’s bile duct, causing four liters of digestive fluid to leak into her abdomen, sending her into septic shock. 3/
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THREAD: A few charts from my @FDRLST piece about waiting times in @NHSuk.

Follow/RT if you want to see in simple graphics how #SinglePayer would let down American patients. 1/
@FDRLST @NHSuk First up: The percentage of @NHSuk patients waiting over four hours in emergency rooms has increased roughly fivefold over this decade... 2/ Image
@FDRLST @NHSuk Second, once @NHSuk patients get seen in the ER, they face long waits if they need to get admitted as inpatients. The number of patients waiting on ER trolleys more than four hours AFTER their doctor ordered them admitted has also risen fivefold... 3/ Image
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THREAD: This @sarahkliff piece demonstrates what a big problem @ewarren has on health care, and #SinglePayer in particular.

Follow/RT for further details... 1/…
@sarahkliff @ewarren First off, the story's very existence shows the problem. Campaign strategists only ask reporters to write these stories when they're trying to prove how smart their candidate is -- because everyone thinks their candidate just made a huge error... 2/
@sarahkliff @ewarren Second, @sarahkliff says on the one hand that @ewarren "robbed @GOP of a potent talking point about middle-class taxes." But in the very next sentence, she admits that Warren's math only "loosely adds up" and is "mostly a values statement. 3/
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THREAD: Have spent the past several days analyzing @ewarren plan in detail, to find the budget gimmicks (of which there are several).

RT/follow the below, as I go through her plan -- both the "savings" and how she wants to pay for #SinglePayer...
@ewarren Savings Proposal #1: @ewarren says she can save $1.8 trillion over ten years (relative to @urbaninstitute estimates) by having administrative costs of 2.3%, rather than the 6% assumed by Urban... 2/
@ewarren @urbaninstitute By the way, the @urbaninstitute study from last month is available here: 3/…
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