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#ElizabethWarren ”I support #MedicareForAll but also other plans. This isn't some contest.”

Yes, Elizabeth, It is a contest. People will keep dying without Medicare for All. So for many people, this is a fight for our lives. Your privilege oozes out of you.
Elizabeth in 2012

Lying about #Medicare4All saying is a framework, which is not. It’s comprehensive 100 page legislation.

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1. My friend from Vermont has bone cancer.
He went on Medicare.
He contacted a stem cell clinic in Hackensack NJ.
Who took him.
The transplant was in 2 parts, $250,000.00 each.
Medicare covers 1 stem cell transplant per life time.
The treatment requires 2.
My friend goes to NJ...
2. The clinic knows he is on Medicare, and they will only pay for one transplant.
The clinic does 1 regardless.
Medicare paid $200,000.00.
My friend is on the hook for the balance 50K.
They can't extract enough cells in the 4 days Medicare pays for. So they stop trying...
3. The clinic knew at that time they didn't have enough cells to even do a second transplant. But the did it regardless.
The first transplant is not successful.
My friend is sent home and told to apply for Vermont's Medicaid to finish the remaining transplant.
9 months go by...
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.@ewarren just released a plan to Empower Tribal Nations and Indigenous Peoples. It is - BY FAR - her most comprehensive plan yet, because Warren will ALWAYS center the most marginalized members of our society. This is the Warren plan for Indigenous America. Thread below 👇🏽
Recognizing Injustices:
- The US has systematically failed to fulfill its promises to Native Americans
- Tribal nations were robbed of their land
- Native languages, religions, and cultures were suppressed
- Native communities are still some of the most underserved and oppressed
Fulfill Trust and Treaty Obligations:
- Pass a Honoring Promises to Native Nations Act to address huge unmet needs in Indian County
- Ensure programs important to tribal nations have predictable, guaranteed funding by removing them from the Congressional appropriations process
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The health insurance plan proposed by @KamalaHarris has a 10 year phase in.

If Obamacare had had a 10 year phase in, Donald Trump would have taken office a little over halfway through the transition (& tanked it).

This is not a serious plan.

We need #MedicareForAll
@KamalaHarris Bernie's plan has a four year phase in.

The 1st year, it lowers the Medicare age to 55.
The 2nd year, it lowers it to 45.
Year 3, 35.

It adds dental, vision, & hearing benefits to Medicare year 1, & provides for continuity of care for folks with private insurance.

It rocks.
@KamalaHarris Health care as a human right means no premiums, no deductibles.

Under Bernie's #Medicare4All plan, the maximum anyone will pay in copays for prescription drugs is $200 a year.

A YEAR. Total.
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Hello. I have just what you wanted - a thread on teeth and being poor and depression:
I just finished Invisalign. My last visit was yesterday. I paid ~$4k out of pocket for it over the last two years (even good insurance sucks). This covered two rounds of Invisalign, retainers, and tooth bonding/grinding to elongate/shape some teeth.
Being poor means poor (or no) dental health care (or health care in general). I moved out at 17 and didn't have insurance again until 27. Even with a new stable job and insurance, spending on "cosmetics" felt uncomfortable, vain, and against all that I was taught growing up poor.
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I have excellent health insurance.(Tricare- socialistic gov’t run) My husband recently had a surgical procedure and I was billed for nearly $300 from the hospital’s pharmacy, so I called and requested an itemized list of meds since we’ve never had to pay for meds before.
I checked with my insurance company and they claimed to have paid for all the meds related to my husband’s care.

More than 20 days later, I haven’t received the hospital’s list but I went ahead and paid the bill because I didn’t want to pay a late fee. I didn’t flinch over $300.
I understand that an extra few hundred dollars could be catastrophic for some folks.

So here I am, needing to pay money (even when my husband and I are covered by excellent health insurance), not knowing what the hell I paid for.

I was told over the phone that the bill
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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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#ForYourConsideration #NERDALERT
A Progressive Tax Proposal:
For this proposal there are 13 marginal tax brackets, B0 to B12, organized as follows:
The floor is set at $14,400, which is an estimate of the annual income for a federal minimum wage earner.
The lowest income bracket (B0) is for incomes between $0 and $14,400, on which individuals will pay 0% taxes. 12% of income earners were in this bracket in 2018 (12th percentile). There is currently no floor for federal income taxes.
The next income bracket, (B1) is capped at $15/hour full time, or $28,800/year. 18% of income earners are in B1 (12% + 18% = 30th percentile).
Brackets B2 through B7 each contain 10% of income earners (the 40th, 50th, 60th, 70th, 80th, and 90th percentiles, respectively).
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Happening NOW: #Medicare4All live hearing with the House Rules Committee. This is a historic first thanks to @NationalNurses and @BernieSanders who brought this policy proposal to the fore.…
First Salvo:Republicans try to pit seniors against the rest of the population: “This Bill will make it harder for current recipients...they haven’t paid in like seniors have” FALSE.
Adi Barkan, a lawyer, called as first witness: a proponent of M4A. He is speaking through the aid of assisted devices “for the first time to lay out my arguments not in my own voice” due to a debilitating illness, ALS.
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Thread. Un mese fa mio marito è svenuto in palestra. Siccome è un omone, ha dato una bella botta e si è aperto la testa. Qualcuno ha chiamato l'ambulanza, l'hanno portato in ospedale, gli hanno dato cinque punti, gli hanno fatto una flebo, le analisi del sangue e un ECG.
Arrivati verso le 13.30, alle 6 di sera eravamo a casa. Oggi è arrivato il conto dell'ospedale. Indovinate quanto è. Ve lo dico io: cinquemila dollari. Siccome siamo assicurati e paghiamo in due 1200 dollari al mese, l'assicurazione copre gran parte e ne paga 4800, a noi 200.
La cosa più folle sono i prezzi: La IV infusion cioè la flebo che immagino sarà stata di acqua e sali minerali costa 907 dollari. I punti alla testa 812. Elettrocardiogramma 345. Poi c'è una "emergency service" che mi immagino sia l'ambulanza che costa la bellezza di 1600!
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I put this thread up Friday. Few RTs because #disability ♿ and #poverty are boring to people who aren't living it.

That's a real problem in America.

Yet my mentions were full of people facing the same struggle --the fear, frustration and isolation.

The failure to prioritize sick & #disabled people in America is an actual catastrophe for millions. We already know nearly all of America's #homeless suffer from some #disability.

Also, 81M disabled & 131M chronically ill Americans struggle financially due to medical costs.
When the #GOPTaxScam eviscerated the #ACA mandate, it jacked up the premiums for every sick person in America. Mine went from $239 a month for my HMO to $1,978.10.

The CBO said it would happen and it did. Millions have dropped their health insurance because of these price hikes.
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In the last two years, we’ve learned that #resistance means getting involved at all levels of government. Our members have doorknocked with @swingleft, lobbied for police demilitarization in Sacramento, met often with Congressional staff and rallied for #FamiliesBelongTogether 1/
Our members are working at the state level to craft new gun control legislation and organizing at the City level for a #publicbank. We continue to pressure @SpeakerPelosi and @SenFeinstein to sign onto the #GreenNewDeal. We want #Medicare4All and we won’t accept a racist wall. 2/
In the last two years, we’ve organized countless phone banks, text banks and postcard campaigns. We’ve learned about burnout. We also learned how crucial it is to amplify the voices of organizations that have been around and in the trenches far longer than we. 3/
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Not one person running for president in 2020 has a #disability platform thus far.
#HillaryClinton had one in 2016.
She had #disabled people on her staff.
She'd been addressing disability for decades.
She invited disabled people to speak at the Democratic National Convention.
One in five Americans has a disability, according to the CDC.
We are the country's largest minority.
Why aren't candidates falling all over themselves to reach out to us?
Because we have been rendered invisible.
That much change.
Some candidates are pushing #Medicare4All which we need in this country, but not one has addressed the huge gaps for coverage of the #disabled.

I wrote about how many women are impacted by #disability in this investigation for @damemagazine:…
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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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#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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The latest KFF Tracking Poll finds continued support for the government doing more to help provide health insurance for more Americans including 56% who favor a national #Medicare4all plan.… (1/5)
KFF has been tracking public opinion on the idea of a national health plan for many years. Our polls have shown a modest increase in support for the idea of a national health plan (2/5)
Yet, consistent with previous polling, the public’s attitudes can shift after hearing common arguments both in favor and against such a proposal. Overall net favorability can get as high as +45 percentage points and drop as low as -44 percentage points. (3/5)
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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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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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It's #SinglePayerSunday!
December 30, 2018
RT from this #Thread

@NationalNurses Union are organizing to win #MedicareForAll because it's the only way to prioritize patient needs over insurance industry greed. #SinglePayer
‘Medicare for All’ Gains Favor With Democrats Looking Ahead to 2020…
#SinglePayer #MedicareForAll #SinglePayerSunday #M4A
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Good piece on why @BernieSanders has a strong foundation for a 2020 POTUS run. I'll add some more fuel to this bern as someone who was one of Bernie's 2016 California delegates. #Bernie2020 thread ⬇️
Let's start with age issue.

Nancy Pelosi is 78 = 1-1/2 years older than Bernie. She's up for SOTH.

Dianne Feinstein is 85 = 8 years older than Bernie. She was re-elected and will be 91 when her term ends.

Their age related to being able to serve office has not been a factor.
Reality. Dem party is split into 2 sides because of ideological divide primarily around 💰 in politics + corporate influence on policy.

Which side can win over Independents (51% of electorate), rural voters, and those who feel marginalized?

Bernie won these voters in 2016.
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What it's like, and what it costs, to go through a (complicated) pregnancy in the Canadian health care system: a thread.

This is very personal, but also political. And it's especially for anyone trying to gaslight Americans into thinking that socialized health care is bad. #m4a
In early January, my partner and I started trying for our first baby. On January 15, I took a pregnancy test and was shocked and delighted to have a doctor confirm it. Holy shit, it was happening! And so quickly! 

I surprised my partner with a cake I decorated myself on the bus:
We were SO excited. I registered with an amazing midwifery clinic in Vancouver. Had initial appointments, blood tests and genetic screenings. Ultrasound at 10 weeks showed a healthy, wiggly little peanut. Everything was looking good.

Total medical costs so far: $0.
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Let's have a conversation about #healthcare that's larger than who pays for it shall we? For this thread I'm going to assume we can pass #MedicareForAll and insurance is no longer an issue. Now let's talk about what problems would still exist for women's healthcare /1
In this scenario #Medicare4All has been passed with the repeal of #Hyde so we don't have a problem funding abortions for anyone! But wait...does that overturn #TRAP laws? Waiting periods? Personhood bills? Heartbeat bills? 20 week bans? Specifically fund Planned Parenthood /2
Unfortunately #MedicareForAll wouldn't overturn all those pesky anti abortion laws meaning abortion would be insured if (and that's a big if) you have access to it. The reason you need Planned Parenthood still is because not all doctors choose to perform abortion /3
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It's #SinglePayerSunday!
Support #MedicareForAll and beware the scams!
May 13, 2018
The US Health Care Crisis:
Corporate Masters Cannot Solve Public Problems
#SinglePayerSunday #Medicare4All…
Progressives can be left and right at the same time… via @TDOnline #SinglePayerSunday #MedicareForAll #Medicare4All
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