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Study from Yale—338,000 #COVID19 deaths could have been avoided if we had Medicare-for-All / universal healthcare. That’s a 1/3 of all COVID deaths in the US.

Thanks @mehdirhasan via @MehdiHasanShow

Yale study author: @Alison_Galvani #MedicareForAll
2) The US had the highest death rate from the virus among large wealthy countries and is also the only one among such countries without universal healthcare. It spends almost twice as much on healthcare per capita as the other wealthy countries.…
3) “The current healthcare system in the US is economically inefficient and leaves millions of Americans without adequate access to medical treatment,” said @Alison_Galvani, director of the Center for Infectious Disease Modeling and Analysis at the Yale…
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Biggest take-away from the 1st year of med school is that our system is so broken/corrupt, that I'm not sure I want to practice clinical med in this country. Policy, consulting, and foreign work all seem much more appealing with less cognitive dissonance. #MedicareForAll
Training seems absolutely extractive & abusive. many in the field are not aware / are not doing enough to address the needs of resource deprived communities. Patients are not "consumers" and their health is not a product that should be bought/sold. Incrementalism is king.
Fundamentally this country treats healthcare like a business beholden to the whims of capitalistic greed instead of a basic right and public service. It's disgusting, cruel, and fiscally insane and I will not make peace with it.
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Are you a pharma company who just put up a 🏳️‍🌈logo but have not yet announced meaningful efforts to improve the lives of LGBTQ+ people?

To help you really celebrate this #PrideMonth #Pride2022 right here's a🧵of some actionable ideas you can implement this month. (1/11)
Sky high prices for insulin mean that people are rationing and dying because they cannot afford it.…

LGBTQ+ ppl are disproportionately affected bc discrimination-> poverty + job discrimination… (2/11) Image
1 in 4 teens are forced to leave home after coming out.

Many ppl under 26 are on their parents' health insurance, making coming out even scarier than it already is bc it might mean that you need to find new insurance fast- not easy & $ in the USA (3/11)…
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#BREAKING We are seeing exciting things for #RankedChoiceVoting, the labor movement, & ballot initiatives!! Thread of #DownBallotProgressives & causes #NotMeUs🔹 + some w/
🌻 @GreenPartyUS #MedicareForAll #UnionStrong #1u
Follow @TheRagtagBand
.@CallForCongress🔹is running for #WA02 8/2/22 against @RepRickLarsen🔹! He ran a great campaign ‘20 so let’s pick up this seat this time! #NotMeUs #MedicareForAll

We, @TheRagtagBand stand behind @WholeWashington in efforts for #MedicareForAll in Washington & #ThroughTheStates! @RedBeretsM4All is fundraising for this initiative! #YesOn1471

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Let’s be clear – @RepScottPeters, along with @RepSchrader and @RepKathleenRice voted *with Republicans* to tear down the Lower Drug Costs Now Act which had overwhelming support from most of the Democratic caucus – Biden, Pelosi, and Progressives included.
The “orchestration of a compromise”, as the Union-Tribune describes the situation, is quite deceptive.

Let’s break it down ⬇️
The original drug pricing provision in #BuildBackBetter was not only much stronger than Peters’ version that the Union Tribune cited, but it also had the vast support of Democratic leadership in both houses.

It was adopted from a previous bill – HR3.…
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transcribed #M4A, @HeinisHardNews: "All right. So I found this statistic pretty interesting. 124,000 New Jersians lost health insurance at the height of the pandemic in 2020 leaving 700,000 uninsured, and 13.5% of people in Hudson County to this day do not have health insurance."
@HeinisHardNews "Now this week, @BernieSanders reintroduced the #MedicareForAll act of the Senate alongside one of our senators and that's @CoryBooker and last year in the House was actually co-sponsored by quite a few people including @FrankPallone, @RepBonnie, @DonaldNorcross, @RepDonaldPayne"
"...and it had a lot of national support from labor groups, as well - I won't read them all, but the point is, if elected, would you sign on as a co-sponsor in the for the #MedicareForAll act in 2022? And we'll start with Rob this time."
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🏳️‍⚧️Trans Rights are Human Rights.🏳️‍⚧️

We must pass federal legislation to ensure those words have meaning. 🧵⬇️
Trans communities, especially trans youth, are under attack by Republicans seeking to strip them of their rights, identities and the essential services and protections that keep them safe.

We must respond forcefully and with solutions that ensure their equality and protection.⬇️
Federal laws supersede state laws, which means Congress can directly undo the damage being done by homophobic and transphobic Republican state legislatures.

In response to these increasing attacks, I'm proud to release my Transgender Rights Agenda ⬇️
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THREAD: @ninaturner lost by a little over 4K votes in special election in dead of summer w/ low turnout & massive Super PAC $$ against her. For reference, @CoriBush lost 2018 primary by nearly 30K votes & then beat same opponent 2 years later by over 4K
@ninaturner @CoriBush People can vote however they want or support Turner or not. But the defeatist attitude of not supporting her because she is running as a Democrat (Green Party not on ballot, she'd lost by 40-50 in this solid blue district if she skipped primary and ran as independent) bc..
@ninaturner @CoriBush The Squad has let you down or Bernie has let you down might be good for YT clicks but, in reality, is going to keep progressives forever in the minority. Whether it's Nina Turner or anyone else, where the oligarchy wants us mentally is to CHECK OUT and be defeatist...
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Since #PeoplesParty likes to claim I'm too "woke" for their alt-right #fraudsquad thought I would share some of the work I did for them. Someone explain what in the world didn't align with a true Leftist party? NB just wanted to hide his sexual harassment investigation w lies.
They claim I was anti #Assange. The bigger issue is LM ONLY posted older White men & Nick, nothing else, resulting in the party only attracting White men & White women 65+. With Nick's blessing I was working on diversifying the content to reach ALL people, not just White males.
To reach more than White males & retired White women, I started to post a combination of content to appeal to a wider audience. So the regular news items, events, I added in STATE events so our state vols had more reach & benefitted from national, & also added fun memes.
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#BREAKING We are seeing exciting things for #RankedChoiceVoting, the labor movement, & ballot initiatives!! Thread of #DownBallotProgressives & causes #NotMeUs🔹 + some w/
🌻 @GreenPartyUS #MedicareForAll #UnionStrong #1u
Follow @TheRagtagBand
.@CallForCongress🔹is running for #WA02 8/2/22 against @RepRickLarsen🔹! He ran a great campaign ‘20 so let’s pick up this seat this time! #NotMeUs #MedicareForAll

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We, @TheRagtagBand stand behind @WholeWashington in efforts for #MedicareForAll in Washington and #ThroughTheStates! @RedBeretsM4All is fundraising for the ballot initiative!

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The House Oversight Committee will be holding a #MedicareForAll hearing on Tuesday — the first since the pandemic began and exposed just how much harm our for-profit healthcare system has done to families and our economy.

🧵Here are 🔟 things you may not know about #M4A ⬇️
1⃣ Health insurance ≠ healthcare.

#MedicareForAll would guarantee high-quality healthcare to every single person in America. "Healthcare is a human right," means there are no physical, bureaucratic or financial barriers to care — which is what #M4A delivers. ⬇️
2⃣ #MedicareForAll removes the red tape and financial barriers to care. When you're sick, you can just see your doctor. There would be no more worrying about which doctors are in your insurance company's network, if you've hit your deductible or if your visit will be covered. ⬇️
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I feel like the Left is completely absent as the right and centrists use #KetanjiBrownJackson's nomination to question whether a right to counsel is Bad Actually.
I know that court fights and judgeships aren't sexy organizing. But honestly, throwing up your hands, calling them all cops, and ignoring them only works if you happen to be cis, white, and very lucky.
Want #MedicareForAll? UBI? Universal education? A jobs guarantee? Ending the carceral state? Guess what - we'll need to control the courts for that.
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Starting soon! Make sure to tune in - we have important issues to discuss for working families. #MedicareForAll, #GreenNewDeal, #PROAct, and #StopLine5 are all on the line. LINK:
#Proven #ProWorker #Progressive @OurWisconsinRev
@OurWisconsinRev I will never take fossil fuel money. Fossil fuel interests are holding us back from real progress on fighting climate change, including passing a #GreenNewDeal - @OurWisconsinRev #WISen
“Don’t forget. This is the senate seat of Russ Feingold. There is an obligation for the next Senator to continue his legacy.”
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Universal healthcare is a necessary, moral and fiscally responsible solution to our country's healthcare crisis.

So why don't we have #MedicareForAll? And why is there so much misinformation spread about it?

Let's bust some #M4A myths:
Health insurance is not the same as healthcare.

People would move from their restrictive insurance plans and upgrade to #MedicareForAll

No more private insurance with varying degrees of coverage, restrictive networks, dealing with insurance bureaucracy or medical bills.
Universal healthcare with #MedicareForAll would be government-funded, not government-run.

Government funding would go directly to paying for your healthcare— eliminating your co-pays and premiums, instead of going towards insurance industry subsidies.
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1/ Ellen passed away last year after an intense struggle w/ cancer and the cruelties of our current healthcare system. In her final months, Ellen was forced to use her invaluable & limited energy & time to continuously fight her insurance company... #PassNYHealth #NYHAforEllen Photograph is of 7 diverse ...
2/ gain access to the treatment, rehab, and hospice care she required and deserved. Ultimately, after much delay and with the support of her medical teams, she won several of her appeals...
#PassNYHealth #NYHAforEllen ImagePhotograph is of 9 smiling ...
3/ ...However, even as she was clearly dying, the insurance company continued to deny her access to in-patient hospice care, which she secured only after intervention at the congressional level...
#PassNYHealth #NYHAforEllen Photograph is of approximat...
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"Local officials should be prepared to lift & reimpose school mask mandates as conditions change. Schools can do regular surveillance testing to monitor virus prevalence within the school & to adjust mask policies accordingly." - @ZoeMcLaren in @nytimes…
The US is still relying on other countries' data (Israel, South Africa and UK) to make its booster shot policy because it lacks adequate national health data repositories. - @ZoeMcLaren in @FiveThirtyEight by @betsyladyzhets…
"Public health data in the US is incredibly fractured" - @ZoeMcLaren full interview with @betsyladyzhets here.…
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People are living longer, earning less and their quality of life is declining. The dream of retirement isn’t something many seniors can realize.
#NY3 has over 155,000 adults over the age of 65. The problems they face are policy choices we can correct. Here are some ways how:
Over 60% of seniors depend on Social Security for most of their income and one-third rely on it for virtually all of it.

Without Social Security, the poverty rate of seniors would be nearly 41%. We must protect and expand it.
The average adult over 65 receives a social security check of $1,437.55 per month. Unfortunately, the average expenses of an adult 65 and older is $4,008.83.

A cause of this problem? Right now, a billionaire pays as much into social security as someone who is middle class.
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We can't feed children,
We can buy @BorisJohnson a plane

We can't give NHS heroes a pay rise
We can give Serco&co billions to fail

We can't take refugees
We can sell the bombs that creates them

We can't break rules @Conservatives can

Why are we accepting this?
Here's the @BBCBreaking with the truth about austerity.

For the only time after a decade of lying for @Conservatives

We are a monetarily sovereign nation.

We cannot go bankrupt.

We do not
"borrow money".

We do not need to "balance the books".
'As to alleged events in No 10, I don't know the detail of what happened... I'm sure there will be further discussion of that issue'

Liz Truss speaks after ITV News revealed a video of No10 staff joking about a 'Christmas party' last year

From December 2021
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Two dozen exciting California state & congressional candidates to watch! Details in the thread. A map of California, labeled California June 7, 2022 Primary
Starting at the top, Cheryl Sudduth is a scientist running for the new Congressional District 8, created to give the diverse communities of Richmond, Vallejo, Fairfield, and Pittsburg a voice of their own.
Cheryl Sudduth @CBSudduth currently serves on the West County Wastewater District Board, and has a long list of accomplishments, community service, and life experiences that reflect the story of this working class section of the Bay Area.
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The U.S. ranks last out of 11 high-income countries in access to care, care process, equity & health care outcomes, while we spend the largest % of our GDP on health care (inefficiently so).

These "free" rapid tests should be the norm, and not the exception. #MedicareForAll
4 features that distinguish top performing countries from the United States:

1) they provide for universal coverage and remove cost barriers;

2) they invest in primary care systems to ensure that high-value services are equitably available in all communities to all people;
3) they reduce administrative burdens that divert time, efforts, and spending from health improvement efforts;

and 4) they invest in social services, especially for children and working-age adults.…
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Follow along in this below as #CalCare/#AB1400 faces its first legislative hurdle with a hearing and vote in the Assembly Health Committee later today.

If passed, AB 1400 would create a single-payer health system, guaranteeing health care to all Californians.
The hearing begins at 1:30pm PT and AB 1400 will be the final piece of legislation considered.

The bill will likely not come up until late afternoon/early evening.
We'll be hosting a watch party on zoom when the hearing gets to AB 1400.

If you'd like to receive an update when the bill is close to coming up, please sign up below:…
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Everyone can see that prioritizing public health over private profit leads to better health outcomes at less cost. Siding with private profit in the face of this evidence says everything.
#HealthCareIsAHumanRight #UniversalHealthCare #MedicareForAll
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Vote Green Party if you want an actual challenge from the Left.

Here's why (a thread)...…
The Green Party is already left. No pushing or negotiations necessary.

Bernie ran on most of the policies that GP already incorporated into their platform.
The Green Party already has the necessary infrastructure to run, and is a registered Party in every state.

They're the fourth largest US Party overall, and the largest in the nation among parties that reject corporate funding.
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