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Today marks the 1 year anniversary of such sudden, severe abdominal pain in the middle of a lecture that I left class and laid on the floor of my office, screaming. Went to the ER where a male resident examined me and said that sometimes women have 1/5
abdominal pain and that maybe I should get on birth control (reader, my record said I was already on bc). Was then visited by the male chief resident who apologized for not being able to help but suggested I see a gynecologist and that I go on birth control (eye roll). 2/5
Called multiple gynecologists and could not get an appointment for weeks. Pain continued. Over a month after the ER visit, I saw a male gynecologist who suggested that I change my birth control so that my body can reset (???) and perhaps I will no longer be in any pain. 3/5
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This is something I've never done before and don't know how to do now. Many of you are aware of my health problems. I have MS, 7 rare Autoimmune Diseases, Degenerative Disc Disease, severe Scoliosis, & Primary Imunodeficiency Disorder.

Sharon Well-Being…
I got on Twitter to advocate for #HealthcareForAll and not to seek help for myself. I've tried to come up with another way and have failed. Besides the health problems, my roof leaks so bad that there are 18 buckets collecting water. The house also moved and there's a major 2/
plumbing problem. I have to bring in water to cook & drink. Four years ago, a high school kid hit me and totaled my car. What his insurance paid barely covered my medical bills and I couldn't replace the car. This has essentially left me housebound as there aren't buses here. 3/
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Today the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals heard arguments on an ACA lawsuit in which opponents of the law have continued to argue for total repeal but have NOT provided an alternative. Texas state legislatures failed to pass any healthcare reform. #healthcare #HealthcareForAll 1/
Approx 17% of people in TX-14 are uninsured (2016). In Jefferson County that number rises to 21.5%. Texas ranks last in health care access and affordability. One-third of hispanic adults and 20% of AA adults were uninsured in 2017. We deserve better. #HealthcareForAll 2/
The incumbent in this race along with the rest of the GOP has made it their mission to stand in the way of progress on healthcare access and affordability in our district and across the country. We need to move beyond fighting for access and affordability to #Medicare4All 3/
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1/ It’s been a week.

It’s well into Friday evening & I just got off the phone with a patient who had urgent radiology results. This was after spending > 40 min on the phone w another patient discussing the same this afternoon.

(18 more to come; stick with me.)
2/ I only got 2 items on today’s long “to do” list done — but that’s on me. I was finally able to sit down for a couple hours uninterrupted and dig deep into a few patient cases from the week.

(And I “don’t work” on Fridays.)
3/ As I hung up the phone, I reflected on how #directprimarycare has enabled me to get to the heart of medicine & the doctor-patient relationship.

During that call, my patient’s spouse broke down and — through sobs — simply said: “Thanks for being so kind.”
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📣 A Really Deep Dive into the updated #MedicareForAmerica bill:…

#Med4Am #HealthcareForAll
FWIW, here's a handy comparison of the implementation timelines for the #MFA bills vs. the #Med4America bill. Note that BOTH would keep the VA and IHS in place. Aside from which would be mandatory vs. optional, the other big difference is *how* the transition is phased in.
Under #MFA, ~97% of the pop. would be mandatorily transferred over to the new program within 2 or 4 years, regardless of what their current situation is. Under #Med4America, ~55% would be mandatorily transferred over within 5 years; the rest would have the *option* of switching.
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Yup...Government 'rationing" of healthcare is exactly what would happen here as well.

Just imagine the #Democrats in charge of rationing who would get what healthcare.

Of course the left doesn't mention what just happened in Finland, either.

#MedicareForAll #HealthcareForAll
Oh,'s some more healthcare rationing over in the UK.

Rationing hip and knee operations because it costs too much, leaving people in pain.

They are even rationing drugs to help arthritic conditions:…
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The Trump Administration is #AtWarWithWomen. The #ViolenceAgainstWomenAct ( #VAWA ) has been allowed to expire and they have quietly changed the definition of #DomesticViolence.
The Trump Justice Department declared, only harms that constitute a felony or misdemeanor crime may be called #domesticviolence. The isolation, financial control, emotional attacks, and verbal assaults are no longer considered domestic violence.
I am a survivor of #domesticviolence and long before the horror of the physical abuse that would constitute a “felony or misdemeanor” came the systematic destruction of my ability to be a free and functioning individual.
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Installment 4 of greed in HC, Big Pharma. Hospitals and Insurance are quiet about it, but Pharma is public and proud of their greed. In this thread, why we pay more than any other country for meds and what we need to do to fix it.
Buckle in kids this is going to be a bumpy ride. Hospitals and insurance were easy, there are a multitude of moving parts in the Pharma greed machine making billions or trillions a year. I hope to shed some light on this exceptional greed generating complex we have in the U.S.
Watch this segment from Patriot Act by Hasan Minhaj on drug pricing and the blame game on prices. The Goverment blames Pharma, Pharma blames insurance, Insurance blames PBM, (pharmacy benefits manager) and then they all blame each other.
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I recently posted a thread on greed as a road block to #HealthcareForAll in our country. Today I will focus on hospitals and the shift from healthcare to "profitcare". The more we educate on driving factors opposing us, the better we can fight. THREAD
The "bottom line" has become more important, board members and investors are getting the priority over patients.

“The tenor and the responsibility of hospital CEOs has now changed ...They focus on the bottom line and.. they get performance ratings based on profitability,”
"An Axios financial records analysis found that the largest nonprofit hospitals earned a collective $21 billion in investment income last year, money that nearly tripled their 2.7 percent operating profit on patient care. "
For profit hospitals are pushed to make even more.
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.@AOC's campaign was fined last year for failing to obtain workers’ compensation coverage… via @nypost
AOC declined to cover disability benefits for her employees.

All employers are required under New York’s disability law to buy insurance to cover disability benefits for employees.

“This coverage is vital to ensuring workers are protected for on-the-job injuries.”

The law says employers can deduct up to 60 cents per week from each worker’s paycheck to help cover the cost.
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I am proud of our Virginia Attorney General @MarkHerringVA for joining in an 18-state effort to safeguard access to healthcare following the deplorable December 14 decision to invalidate the ACA.…
The merits of that decision will eventually percolate through the court system, but more troubling is that *no one knows* for sure what effect it has on existing enrollment. And it came out mere hours before the open enrollment period ended.
This is unacceptable. There is a right to be healthy, and government attempts to shirk that obligation are both shameful and misguided. Adding mass confusion to the exercise of people's rights to access that healthcare is even more noxious.

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