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@realDonaldTrump @SocialSecurity @BenSasse #Medicare MORE COSTLY WEIGHT ON YOUR SHOULDERS WITH TRUMP’S Executive Order to privatize MEDICARE. One of Trump’s campaign promises was to not touch Medicare. Despite his highly misleading statements made to retirees in Florida on Oct 3
promising to protect and lower costs he has introduced Right Wing Republican Medicare plan designed to eliminate Government Medicare. Under his plan medical providers are given the right to increase their charges to patients which will increase Medicare insurance premiums so
they are unaffordable, it will drain the Medicare trust fund, it will mean that the key option will rapidly become seniors will be forced to buy insurance from private companies (advantage plans) which in many cases leave consumers with fewer medical options, physician choices &
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Watching the Brady Bunch House Renovation on HGTV.

Could you imagine that a 3-times married,
hooker screwing braggart who grabbed women by the Pussy getting elected
President of the United States of America?

When respect still lived.
It isn't like people didn't know what he was.

He claimed to be RICH. I'm paying for my election myself.
(I think he made loans to himself, from himself then paid them back with campaign funds?)
Who knows the real answer to this one?
I remember that
Warren Buffett (a real rich man)
said not many reputable people did business with Trump because he had a reputation as a crook and a con. He called him out on his income taxes.
It made me think of a carnival barker.
cnbc.com/video/2016/08/…
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🔥I went on @FOXNews: “We still have 44 million Americans w/o healthcare coverage...7 million MORE w/o coverage under @realDonaldTrump, who claimed he wasn’t going to have ‘people dying in the streets’...if you don’t have insurance, you DIE more quickly.”

video.foxnews.com/v/608896582800…
Note that FOX called the right-wing guy (with NO doctorate) a “healthcare expert,” but apparently, an MD, PhD like me is merely a “Democratic strategist.”🤷‍♀️

Pretty sad that FOXNews didn’t even understand their OWN #poll in which TWO-THIRDS of Americans favor EXPANDING #Medicare with the “public option” that allows anyone under age 65 to buy in.🤣

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Forgive me, I am no expert on #MedicareForAll, but it hurts me to see Biden, Klobuchar, ABC, etc. DISINFORM the American people to this extent! Until I was 26 years old I lived in countries with UHC and it looks like this makes me kind of an expert. 1/?
First thing that many Americans don't know is that UNIVERSAL HEALTHCARE, that is a system in which society treats healthcare as a right and therefore EVERYONE in the country is covered, exists in every other developed CAPITALIST country in the world. 2/?
Yet many Americans associate UNIVERSAL HEALTHCARE with socialism. Why is that? US once was a PIONEER of worker's rights. FDR's New Deal was COPIED by other developed capitalist countries, mostly as a way as a reaction to Russian Revolution, to PREVENT the rise of communism. 3/?
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‼️#MoscowMitch wants YOU to give up your "Social Programs" of #SSI, #Medicare, #ACA, #FoodStamps, BridgeCards, #Section8 HUD Housing, Meals on Wheels, to fund their MAGA #GOPTaxScam!

Learn the facts!
The "Social Programs" #MoscowMitch wants Americans to give up 4 blowing up the deficit!

Remember the "Rose Garden Ceremony"

They were celebrating their #MAGA #GOPTaxScam!

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#M4A won't overturn the #ACA, which is a law regulating insurance. It is not insurance. It regulates #Medicare plans as well as #Medicaid. The ACA protects people with #preexistingconditions & protects women, because being female was a pre-existing condition before the #ACA.
It's been nine years since the #ACA became law and even the person who was VP when that happened still doesn't know what it is and what it does.
The ACA saved lives by giving people access to health insurance. It saved my life. It will not be ended by #M4A. Only by the #GOP.
There is no reason to pit #M4A against the #ACA because they are apples and orangutans. The ACA made affordable healthcare accessible, but IS NOT INSURANCE. Private insurance won't end with any #M4A plan. ACA governs Medicare as well. So it needs to be maintained & strengthened.
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#Sanders and #Biden have both been on #Medicare for well over a decade.
Didn't they every look at what it is?
Medicare has parts A, B. C and D.
Everyone has to buy a plan in addition to what the government provides.
So this is actually exactly #Medicare--for all....
Parts A, B, C and D. Parts A & B are known as Original Medicare. This is the most basic coverage you can get. Parts C & D are available through private health plans. They're both ways to enhance your health care coverage if you want more than what Original Medicare offers.
#M4A
Medicare has several parts. Part A covers your hospital care. Part B is for your medical care or doctor visits. Part C, which is an alternative to Parts A and B covers both your hospital care and doctor visits. Part D is a prescription drug plan. - aarp.org/health/medicar…
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This is why local reporting is so critical in the primary. This plan of @BernieSanders is really good and superior to any other plan I've reported on.

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Exclusive: Sanders details plan to support American seniors ahead of Iowa appearance desmoinesregister.com/story/news/ele… via @DMRegister
Bernie addresses everything that has failed seniors in the current #Medicare iteration. Anyone who has an elderly parent knows how much Medicare doesn't cover. And last month I did an investigative report on women and #poverty--nearly 1 in 3 65+ women are living in poverty.
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Sanders has been largely discounted in this primary, in part due to remaining resentment toward him from 2016 and then because he did nothing to improve and refine his message in 2019. But this is really good policy and others should want to adopt it.
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Replace "oligarchy" and "authoritarianism" with T-R-U-M-P and people might actually listen.
Cue all the folks who hate Bernie claiming that socialism is bad when at least half their daily lives are *stops to get mail and also remembers I'm on Internet* filled with small s socialism.
#Bernie is his own worst enemy with his incessant buzzwords.
The FACT is, we need Dem Socialism desperately as a modality, but the #GOP has so tainted the word "socialism" that people forget what it really means.

Our MOST socialist prez was #LBJ, who gave us the #VRA, #CRA, #Medicare, #Medicaid, #SNAP, #NEA, ##PBS, #NPR. So...it's doable.
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I’ve observed Colorado @SenCoryGardner since his election. What I’ve seen has left me dismayed. Rather than building bipartisan bridges to get things done, Cory became a supine Trump yes-man. There are 1000s reasons he shouldn’t be re-elected. Here are 101: #VoteCoryOut #COsen
#1: Even though he was elected by the narrowest of margins in 2014 in a state that has since voted for Hillary in 2016 & a democratic state govt trifecta in 2018, Cory continues to act as if he has a mandate from the white nationalist alt-right. #VoteCoryOut #cosen
#2: Cory Gardner has consistently voted for the extreme Trump agenda. During the 2019-2020 Congress, he’s voted with Trump over 90% of the time. During Trump’s 1st two years, Cory’s voting record was over 95% in line with Trump. #VoteCoryOut #cosen
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Twitter, I see you're getting to know Chip Roy, the House Republican who just blocked the disaster aid package on the House floor. Here's a little introduction from someone (me) who ran as a Democrat in that seat last year. washingtonpost.com/business/econo… #tx21 1/7
Chip was the ghostwriter for Rick Perry's " Fed Up!" in which they said "Social Security is something we have been forced to accept for more than 70 years now...at the expense of respect for the Constitution" and that "By any measure, Social Security is a failure." #tx21 2/7
Last cycle, when asked at a conservative confab whether veterans benefits qualified as a "core government function," Chip refused to say yes, and instead offered the same anti-government rhethoric that he uses when talking about repealing the ACA. 3/7
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@realDonaldTrump Crazy?
You also say Dems are "for crime," & "high taxes." THAT'S crazy. They're for border security THAT WORKS, & a FAIR taxation system.

Here's an Iowan who thinks you're wrong to say we're 'full.' Across Iowa and rural America, we need immigrants.
usatoday.com/story/opinion/…
@realDonaldTrump Here's what's crazy.

Experts say 1.1 million fewer people in the U.S. have #health coverage due to efforts to undermine the #ACA through the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017.

Hopefully voters will see the light before 2020.

usatoday.com/story/news/nat…
@realDonaldTrump Here's what's crazy.
You said you wouldn't touch #SocialSecurity, #Medicaid, or #Medicare, but your 2020 budget proposal cuts all 3.

Your YUGE deficit gives an EXCUSE for what GOP has wanted to do all along - cut what they like to call "entitlements."
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A Nigerian man pleaded guilty in another big government #HealthcareFraud case of fraudulent prescriptions for DMEs (Durable Medical Equipment) and #MoneyLaundering.

He was originally indicted in May 2013, but was only extradited from Nigeria to the US in October 2018.
Ayodeji Temitayo Fatunmbi admitted that he, along with others, paid kickbacks to doctors and patient recruiters.... HOLD UP....

WTF is a "patient recruiter?" That alone sounds corrupt.

Anyway, he paid kickbacks for DME that #Medicare users did NOT need.
I found this little blurb about "patient recruiters."

It looks like they work to recruit people into clinical trials.

Hmm, probably another YUGE, swamp filled with fraud and corruption.
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Wonderful to have @LisaB_MD from @GistHealthcare giving the Paul Mason Lectureship for #IMED #GrandRounds today: The Future of #Healthcare
Always so insightful!

Follow thread...
“Our #USEconomy in a nutshell? We are a huge insurance company w a bunch of tanks and planes!”- @LisaB_MD
#physicians need to use their voice for advocacy for our practices and our patients”- @LisaB_MD
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@realDonaldTrump ⚡️TELL IT LIKE IT IS:
Dems are holding out for an amendment to include a handful of additional provisions, including requiring the Dept of Housing & Urban Development to release block-grant funding & money to help #PuertoRico repair damaged water systems.
thehill.com/homenews/admin…
@realDonaldTrump 🚨Listen up America:

The Dem-led House is passing bills that advance voting rights, protect our #healthcare & defend against #ClimateChange.

McConnell & the GOP are BLOCKING ALL OF THEM in the Senate, so who's obstructing? #FlipTheSenate #ProtectOurCare
politi.co/2UacLgc
@realDonaldTrump 🚨Listen up America:

❗️Our President has lied to you ABOUT THE AIR WE BREATHE❗️

Yes, the FALSE HEADLINE was ADDED to a real World Health Org map. In this one metric, the USA comes in 7th, not the cleanest.

This is BANANA REPUBLIC-STYLE govt.
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She takes care of ME-Life sure has a sense of humor.
#MothersDay
My brother we lost in an auto accident at age 19. #MothersDay
My best friend and reason for fighting my illnesses. #MothersDay
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(THREAD) Donald Trump promised he'd put #AmericaFirst. The past 2 years have proven that his agenda is #MeFirst. Rather than #DrainTheSwamp, he filled his cabinet with elitist & grifting billionaires who have capitalized on their office at taxpayer expense. #TrumpCorruption
No one has profited more from the Trump Administration than the Trump Family. In violation of the Constitution's Emoluments Clause, Trump retains ownership interests in his family business while he's in office. This is unprecedented. #AmericaFirst
When Jimmy Carter won the Presidency, he sold his family peanut farm in order to avoid any appearance of conflict of interest. Every modern President has put their assets in a blind trust - every President except for Trump. #AmericaFirst
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1. News ~ Winning! President Trump’s Visit To Vietnam Brings $15 Billion Dollar Boeing Contract And Thousands Of Jobs To U.S thegatewaypundit.com/2019/03/winnin…

#Qanon #Trump @realDonaldTrump #WWG1WGA #WINNING #MAGA
2. News ~ VIDEO: HUNDREDS Of ISIS Terrorists Surrender To Trump-USA Backed Forces in Syria thegatewaypundit.com/2019/03/video-…

#Qanon #Trump @realDonaldTrump #WWG1WGA #WINNING #PEACE
3. News ~ UH OH: Wife Of NYC Mayor Bill De Blasio Can’t Account For $850 MILLION Given To City Mental Health Program thegatewaypundit.com/2019/03/uh-oh-…

#Qanon #Trump @realDonaldTrump #WWG1WGA
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Folks hate it when I remind them that our most progressive president was #LBJ, because someone told them it was #FDR.

(But it would have been great if FDR's VP #HenryWallace had succeeded him instead of #Truman.)

LBJ.
Almost a Socialist.
Unmatched to this day.
For those unfamiliar with LBJ, he gave us:
#CivilRightsAct
#VotingRightsAct
War on Poverty
Great Society
##Medicare
#Medicaid
Head Start
Immigration and Nationality Act (expanding immigration)
doubled federal spending on education
expanded wilderness preservation
gun control
LBJ also gave us:
Food Stamp Act (now SNAP)
Regional Medical Program
Higher Education Act
Public Broadcasting Act
National Endowment for the Humanities
National Endowment for the Arts

And yes, he gave us Vietnam.
But he was the most Socialist president in US history.
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A federal judge ruled the #AffordableCareAct--also known as #ACA & #Obamacare--unconstitutional because #GOPTaxBill removed the mandate.
I've written about ACA since it was devised in 2009 & signed in 2010. Here is a thread📌on what the law does & how it impacts you:
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Many Americans are confused about what the #ACA is--and this includes Trump and his #HHS Sect #AlexAzar. A vast array of complex #healthcare statutes are covered under the #AffordableCareAct (also known as #ACA & #Obamacare). So here's a primer to inform you on all points.
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The #AffordableCareAct is the comprehensive health care reform law enacted in March 2010 (sometimes known as #ACA or #Obamacare). The #ACA is NOT insurance. It is a LAW that stipulates, in part, what insurance companies provide in their #healthcare plans.
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Let's talk about Social Security, Medicare, and payroll taxes. [Thread]
FDR set up Social Security with a dedicated payroll tax. He reasoned that setting it up this way would help protect the system from attack. archives.gov/exhibits/treas…
Today, dedicated payroll taxes are relied upon to operate Social Security and *some of* Medicare. There are two Trust Funds associated with each of these federal programs. Social Security's Trust Funds are: OASI (Old-Age and Survivors Insurance) and DI (Disability Insurance).
Medicare's two separate Trust Funds are: Hospital Insurance (HI) and Supplementary Medical Insurance (SMI). Each year, the financial health of Social Security and Medicare is evaluated in the form of an Annual Report of the Trustees. ssa.gov/oact/TRSUM/
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While you're focused on a holiday surprise from #Mueller, the president of the United States and his lame duck Speaker have officially been working toward eviscerating the #ACA before #NancyPelosi steps in to save everyone's #healthcare.

Please call your reps & tell them NO.
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I'm seriously ill--17M of us have #cancer; 131M have other chronic illnesses. This concerns me & you & people you love.
Like everything else, it's underhanded and under-the-radar.

New insurance guidelines would undermine rules of the #AffordableCareAct
washingtonpost.com/national/healt…
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"The Trump administration is urging states to tear down pillars of #AffordableCareAct, demolishing a basic rule that federal insurance subsidies can be used only by people buying health plans in marketplaces created under the law."

They want to take the #healthcare you need.
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Outtakes from the #DNC Executive Meeting in #PuertoRico (thread)

Chair promises a 2020 process that is fair. Will release a protocol on debates soon; expect debates in summer 2019 . Will decide by March 2019 the Host City for 2020 Convention: Houston, Miami Beach, or Milwaukee.
We have worked hard to rebuild trust on our presidential process. Rules and Bylaws Cttee working with early states on rules. A key rule change ends superdelegates voting 1st round absent consensus candidate BUT elected officials can still be PLEOs & not run against constituents.
The PLEO Party Leader Elected Official designation is for pledged delegates who are Members of Congress Governors etc who want a first round #DNC convention vote but don’t want to run against activist to get there.
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Welcome to our weekly Wednesday party for #PA01 @RepBrianFitz Tonight we're celebrating #FrighteningFitzpatrick
#TrickOrTreat
#HappyHalloween
#PA01 @RepBrianFitz constantly berates candidates to release their Tax Returns yet he voted all these times AGAINST releasing Trump's Tax Returns. Oh and also he hasn't released his own Tax Returns!
#FrighteningFitzpatrick
#Halloween
Frightening Republican @RepBrianFitz #PA01 voted all these times AGAINST addressing the Conflicts of Interest in the Trump Administration - With Trump, his hotels and his children in Trump Administration.
#FrighteningFitzpatrick
#HappyHalloween
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