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It's no coincidence that the states eager to keep women from controlling their own reproduction also refuse to care for those women or their children.
Compare the states ready to ban abortion with a map of states that refused to expand #Medicaid.
The maps are overly simplistic in showing states' expansions of #Medicaid, and this thread will explain some of what's complicated.

In essence, many states led by #Republicans didn't want to expand a program that helps pregnant women, kids, and the frail elderly. Voters did.
Let's take those anti-abortion states that "have expanded Medicaid" in alphabetical order.

So, first, Arkansas.

#Arkansas led the way in requiring people on #Medicaid to work. Their unique plan also disenrolled people who didn't meet the work requirement.
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📣 UPDATE: Actually, make that over 37.2 million Americans covered *directly* by the #ACA.…
Last week @CMSGov issued new reports putting total *direct* #ACA healthcare coverage at "over 35 million." I noted that it was actually over 36 million if you used the most recent data.

In fact, it turns out that it's actually well over *37 million* as of today.
Besides the Medicaid expansion numbers cited in the CMS report being 6 months out of date, they didn't even include two states at all (Idaho and Virginia)!

Adding those, along w/updating over a dozen other states, brings total Medicaid expansion up to at least 22.5M people.
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📣 Yesterday CMS released #NBPP2023! This is a Big Deal in healthcare wonkery circles.

The NBPP is the rulebook for various changes in how the #ACA will be administered in the upcoming year. Each year there's various tweaks...some major, some minor. 1/
The document itself is several hundred pages, but it boils down to a dozen or so major provisions (plus various minor ones).

Some of these get *really* wonky & over my head, but most aren't too in the weeds. I've broken them out into several posts. 2/

A few years ago, there was a risk of "bare counties" where there weren't ANY insurance carriers offering ACA policies. Today, it's the opposite: The market is often saturated with *hundreds* of near-identical plans. 3/…
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📣 Breaking: @CMSGov releases January 2022 enrollment report: Medicaid/CHIP now cover ~87 million Americans, or 26% of the total U.S. population:…
Another 64.2 million Americans are now enrolled in Medicare...45% of whom are now enrolled in privately-administered Medicare Advantage plans, for good or for bad. That's over 19% of the U.S. population.
11.9M of these are dual-eligibles (counted as part of both programs), so combined that's around 139.3 million, or ~41.6% of the total U.S. population enrolled in Medicare, Medicaid or CHIP.
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CMS releases final 2022 Open Enrollment Report:
☑️ QHP enrollment: 14.5M, ⬆️ 21% y/y
☑️ BHP enrollment: 1.05M, ⬆️ 8% y/y
☑️ TX enrollment ⬆️ 43% y/y!
☑️ GA enrollment ⬆️ 36% y/y!
☑️ FL enrollment ⬆️ 28%!
#ThxACA #ACAHereToStay…
CMS releases final 2022 Open Enrollment Report:

--56% of 2021 HCgov enrollees who actively renewed switched to a different plan for 2022

--Over 3.1M people enrolled in Medicaid/CHIP via the ACA exchanges

#ThxACA #ACAHereToStay…
CMS releases final 2022 Open Enrollment Report.

Weekly enrollment:
--Week 4 dip = Thanksgiving weekend.
--Week 7 spike = mid-December deadline + auto-renewals
--Mini-spike in Week 11 (final deadline)
#ThxACA #ACAHereToStay…
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📣 Happy Birthday #ACA: @CMSGov releases final 2022 Open Enrollment Report (part 1):…
--Nationally, total #ACA exchange enrollment was up *21%* in 2022 vs. 2021 thanks in large part to the #AmRescuePlan's expanded/enhanced financial assistance, as well as increased ACA navigator funding, increased outreach funding & the COVID Special Enrollment Period.
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🚨🚨🚨 How much more will YOU pay if #AmRescuePlan subsidies AREN'T extended?…
⚠️ The #AmRescuePlan dramatically enhanced & expanded #ACA financial help for millions of people. Unfortunately, this is is currently set to expire at the end of 2022.

The #BuildBackBetter bill extends this thru 2025, but of course the GOP + Manchin blocked it in the Senate. 2/
⚠️ If the #AmRescuePlan's enhanced #ACA subsidies *aren't* extended beyond 12/31/22, 26-yr old enrollees will have to pay up to ~$1,500 more in health insurance premiums in 2023.
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Many people have asked me why the Biden Admin didn’t move on this LAST year. There’s two reasons I can think of: First, the process is a long & convoluted one; it might simply have taken a full year to get to this point. 1/
The other is more pragmatic: They were hoping to have #BuildBackBetter passed and signed into law by now. The CBO score *without* the family glitch will likely be billions of dollars higher than with it still in place. They might’ve been hoping to lock in ARP legislatively first.
With the #FamilyGlitch fixed, up to 5.1 million more Americans would become eligible for #ACA subsidies. Assuming half of them took this up, that’d increase enrollment by another ~18% or so. CBO scored permanent ARP subsidies at ~$220B over a decade, so that’d go up ~$40B or so.
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📣 On anniversary of the #ARP, Biden-Harris Admin highlights health insurance subsidies that promoted critical increases in enrollment & savings:…
📣 REMINDER: Thanks to the enhanced financial subsidies, increased outreach, expanded assister resources and the elimination of the dreaded #SubsidyCliff, a record-breaking *15.5 MILLION* Americans enrolled in TRULY affordable #ACA coverage for 2022. Image
📣 #ACA enrollment increased by 21% y/y nationally. It's up across 47 states, with 16 states seeing enrollment increase by 25% or more, and some going up by as much as a whopping 42%!

Millions of #ACA enrollees are saving an average of $800 apiece this year thanks to the #ARP.
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📣 A few years ago I reposted a thread written by @LoriHensler about her and her daughter Savannah's medical situation (she used a different handle at the time): 1/…
Yesterday, Lori announced that their situation had become more dire, as her husband had lost his job...and with it, their employer healthcare coverage: 2/
Lori & her family are eligible for a subsidized #ACA exchange policy which, thanks to the #ARP, are more affordable than ever.

Unfortunately, there's a problem: The family has *very* specific provider/etc needs which none of the ACA plans available in their area include. 3/
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📣📣 REMINDER: Over 28% of the U.S. population STILL HAS TIME to #GetCovered!…
📣 If you live in Massachusetts, you have until SUNDAY to #GetCovered.

If you live in CA, DC, KY, NJ or RI, you have until 1/31.

If you live in NY, you have until 2/15.
If you live in MD, you have until 2/28.
If you live in CO, you have until 3/16.
📣 ALSO, in ANY STATE, if you have a Qualifying Life Event like getting married, moving, having a child, losing your employer coverage, turning 26, getting out of prison, etc, you're eligible for a Special Enrollment Period!
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"Caving" implies they have any leverage over Manchin/Sinema. THEY. DON'T. And they didn't even with BIF, really...Manchin did want it, but he didn't want it THAT much--he sat on it for six months, he would've easily sat on it for another year rather than let himself be pressured.
"Offer Manchin a buttload of money for West Virginia!" He doesn't give a shit about West Virginians.

"Threaten to take away his committee positions!" He'd switch parties or resign outright, putting Mitch McConnell in charge again.
"Threaten to sic the DOJ/IRS on him or his daughter!" That's the same authoritarianism we were horrified by under Trump. If they happen to determine there's legit cause to investigate him or a family member, fine...but pressuring them to do so for a vote is bullshit.
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In one year, the Biden-Harris Administration has made significant progress in advancing equality and equity for #LGBTQI+ people. Below are some ways @POTUS and @VP have re-prioritized LGBTQI+ issues within government and brought LGBTQI+ people back to the table. (thread)
On day one, @POTUS signed an EO preventing and combating discrimination on the basis of gender identity or sexual orientation. This historic EO directed federal agencies to fully implement all federal laws to protect #LGBTQI+ people.…
In June 2021, the #BidenHarrisAdministration announced that Title IX prohibits discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity, reversing the prior administration’s stance. #LGBTQI+…
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⚠️ In most states, you only have until midnight on Saturday, Jan. 15th to enroll!

--MA: You have until 1/23
--CA, NJ, NY, RI: You have until 1/31
--ID: The deadline already passed unless you qualify for a Special Enrollment Period.
⚠️ Avoid scams, junk plans etc. by only enrolling via an AUTHORIZED #ACA exchange website!

These include either the OFFICIAL ACA exchanges *or* APPROVED 3rd-party brokers such as HealthSherpa, W3LL or StrideHealth.

The next 2 tweets link to the official ACA exchanges:
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📣 In most states, you only have until midnight on Saturday, Jan. 15th to enroll!

--MASSACHUSETTS: You have until 1/23
--CA, NJ, NY, RI: You have until 1/31
--ID: Unless you qualify for a Special Enrollment Period, you already missed the deadline.
📣 Avoid scams, junk plans etc. by only enrolling via an AUTHORIZED #ACA exchange website!

These include either the OFFICIAL ACA exchanges *or* APPROVED 3rd-party brokers such as HealthSherpa, W3LL or StrideHealth.

A list of the official ACA exchanges follows downthread:
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📣 BREAKING: 2022 #ACA Open Enrollment breaks 13.8 million (~14.9M w/BHPs); you still have until January 15th or later to #GetCovered!!…
📣 UPDATED w/y/y data:

--2022 w/time left up 15.2% vs. last year's FINAL enrollment total

--FFM enrollment up 20.5% y/y even withe KY/ME/NM splitting off
--SBM enrollment up 4.2% y/y

--Expansion states up 7.6% y/y
--Non-expansion states up 24.1% y/y…
📣 UPDATE: Could *total* 2022 #ACA Open Enrollment (BHPs + QHPs) break 16 million when the dust settls?

Probably not, but it's conceivable. My guess:

14.3 - 14.6M QHPs + ~1.1M BHPs =
15.4 - 15.7M combined total

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📣🚨 REMINDER: You only have until January 15th* to #GetCovered during the 2022 Open Enrollment Period!

#ACA coverage is more affordable for more people than ever this year!

*(MA residents have until 1/23; CA, DC, NJ, NY & RI residents have until 1/31.)…
📣 CURRENT ENROLLEES: If you've learned the plan you're enrolled in now isn't the best value, preferred docs/hospitals aren't in network, etc, YOU CAN STILL SWITCH PLANS BETWEEN NOW & THE END OF OPEN ENROLLMENT!

You can switch to a different plan which will start February 1st.
📣 ENROLL VIA AN *OFFICIAL* #ACA EXCHANGE (or an *authorized* enrollment partner)!

Avoid scams by enrolling via HealthCare.Gov in most states (if you live in one of the 18 states w/its own exchange, will redirect you when you enter your state).
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(sigh) Over 7,500 people have "liked" her first tweet and over 1,200 have shared her misinformation. Worse yet, she's apparently an MD.

It's time once again for...The Three-Legged Stool®!
I can't believe I have to explain this over 10 years later, but under the Patient Protection & Affordable Care Act (the #ACA), INSURANCE CARRIERS CAN'T CHARGE HIGHER PREMIUMS TO PEOPLE BASED ON THEIR MEDICAL OR HEALTH CONDITIONS.
Here's how the #ACA's "3-legged stool" was designed (it's gone through a few changes over the years, most notably the federal individual mandate penalty being cut off & replaced with the World's Most Expensive Shim®):
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📣📣 REMINDER: Residents of every state except Idaho still have until January 15th (or later) left to enroll in comprehensive, affordable healthcare coverage during #ACA Open Enrollment!

#GetCovered TODAY but read my enrollment guide first:…
📣 Most Americans still have time to enroll in comprehensive, affordable healthcare coverage during #ACA Open Enrollment. Visit HealthCare.Gov TODAY! Image
📣 Most Americans still have time to enroll in comprehensive, affordable healthcare coverage during #ACA Open Enrollment. Visit HealthCare.Gov TODAY! Image
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As we close the door on 2021, it's been my honor to continue serving and protecting the rights of every New Yorker.

Here's a look at some of our biggest highlights over the past year:
➡️Held several manufacturers and distributors of opioids accountable for fueling the opioid crisis

➡️Brought up to $1.5 billion to New York to help end this epidemic and save lives

➡️Won a major trial against opioid manufacturer @TevaUSA & others for the devastation they caused
✅Defended the constitutional right to access abortion services in New York and across the U.S.

✅Successfully called on the FDA to make medication abortion fully accessible via telehealth and mail

✅Scored a major court victory to protect equal rights for the LGBTQ+ community
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The 2023 Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters is out today.
These are the rules set by the Biden Admin for #ACA health coverage, including the Marketplaces, with focus on:
—Network Adequacy
—Standardized Plans
—Risk Adjustment
2/ the Biden Admin is proposing to reestablish federal review of provider networks to make sure enrollees don’t have to travel too far or long to access in-network doctors or hospitals. This is especially important now as “free” plans put pressure on insurers to narrow networks
3/ The Biden Admin is also proposing to require insurers to offer some standardized plan options in all states. This standardization of plan design helps enrollees make apples-to-apples comparisons across insurers. States like California have already been doing this with success
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With last night’s theatrics behind us, this morning @HouseDemocrats are going to pass the #BuildBackBetterAct.

This transformational package creates an economy that works for everyone and takes on climate change so that there is a future for generations to come. 🧵
The #BuildBackBetterAct lowers healthcare 🩺 costs by:
- finally allowing Medicare to negotiate Rx drug costs
- halting Big Pharma’s outrageous price hikes above inflation
- expanding the #ACA to make insurance more affordable
The #BuildBackBetterAct lowers childcare & family costs 👪 by:
- providing universal pre-k to all 3-& 4-year-olds
- capping childcare costs for families
- extending the ARP’s child tax credit
- expanding access to affordable home care for older adults & those w/ disabilities
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📣 The #BuildBackBetter Act will provide comprehensive healthcare coverage to over 2.2 MILLION low-income Americans in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Wisconsin and Wyoming.
📣 The #BuildBackBetter Act will make #ACA healthcare coverage dramatically more affordable for over 12 million Americans through at least the end of 2025.
📣 The #BuildBackBetter Act will fund programs for states to further reduce out-of-pocket costs for #ACA exchange enrollees.
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📣 BREAKING: CMS releases #ACA 2022 Open Enrollment Week 2 Snapshot Report: 1.62M enrollees total; 287K New:…
📣 After adjusting for the missing day, 3 states moving to their own #ACA exchanges & Medicaid expansion in MO/OK, total enrollment is up 11.5% year over year:…
📣 NEW enrollments are running 8.3% lower vs. last year (when adjusted), which isn't too surprising given over 2M people enrolled mid-year via the COVID SEP:…
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