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Unacceptable, but very intentional.

We can not play surprised when:
๐Ÿ”นPhase 1a is 70% White
๐Ÿ”น Phase 1b (65+yo) are 77% White
๐Ÿ”น 70% of pharmacies are in white neighborhoods
๐Ÿ”น Black/Brown communities are 2x less likely to have hospital
๐Ÿ”นRegistrations require WiFi
#BlackAndBrown Americans basically have to had entered into 2020 with #OneOrganAlreadyFailing before they can qualify for the #COVIDvaccine at this point, aka #PreExistingConditions.

This is #TuskegeePartTwo: withholding a life saving intervention while youโ€™ve studied our deaths
Iโ€™m tired of America trying to act shock that Black people die at higher rates and younger ages when your policies INTENTIONALLY set it up that way.

I refuse to play dumb in 2021.
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At her confirmation, #AmyConeyBarrett said the #ACA SCOTUS case is about severability.

That assumes the individual mandate is unconstitutional, and the question before the court is: ๐˜พ๐™–๐™ฃ ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š ๐™ง๐™š๐™จ๐™ฉ ๐™ค๐™› ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š ๐˜ผ๐˜พ๐˜ผ ๐™จ๐™ฉ๐™ž๐™ก๐™ก ๐™จ๐™ฉ๐™–๐™ฃ๐™™?

The data shows it can... 1/9
2/ The individual mandate ๐—ต๐—ฎ๐—ฑ been seen as essential to the ACAโ€™s individual market. The thought ๐—ต๐—ฎ๐—ฑ been, if people with #PreexistingConditons can get coverage, people would wait 'til they got sick to get insurance. This would drive up premiums and lead to a "death spiral"
3/ As anyone who has read the ACA knows, itโ€™s a big piece of legislation. Thereโ€™s a lot that has nothing to do with the individual mandate. Like calorie labeling, biosimilar approval, closing the Medicare donut hole. There was never a risk of a death spiral in Medicaid expansion.
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I wish people would talk about why the #ACA wasn't able to have it's full reach. That at every step of the way, it was sabotaged by people who didn't want it to be successful. (A thread) @BarackObama @JoeBiden @FutureDocs
By forcing the removal of the #PublicOption from the outset, there was no low-cost plan that commercial insurers would have to compete against. Read - they charge more #mypremiumsarehigh
By denying constituents #MedicaidExpansion, governors and state legislatures forced people to go w/o insurance and screenings (out of spite) In fact, they would have qualified for free Medicaid and coverage. They yelled, "See how hight your premiums are!" But go ahead, blame #ACA
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"I just want the record to show" #Pence "never answered the question" about how the #Trump admin. would make insurance companies continue to cover people with #PreExistingConditions (because they won't) when Trump overturns the #ACA in court.
That said, #Harris and #Biden should answer. Why does anyone think it would be wrong to increase the court seats when the #GOP leaves it unbalanced 6-3? The courts are supposed to be impartial, not partisan. If #Barrett gets appointed, #Dems absolutely should add until it's even.
And then they should set a system like @AndrewYang proposes, and like #Dems just proposed, to set term limits and cycle judges in a fair manner that will maintain ideological balance. The way it works now is ridiculous.โ€ฆ
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Trump's belligerent & dangerous behavior obscured how poorly Biden performed for much of #2020debate. On health care he totally misrepresented his own position-making it sound worse than it is. His lead on health fell dramatically in @StanGreenberg focus groups of debate watchers
Sure it was tough w/Trump hectoring, but Biden not only failed to explain his plans to build on #ACA but said his public option is "only for those people who are so poor they qualify for Medicaid they can get that free in most States." No it's not. It's available for everyone
including those who pay too much for employer provided care. His website: "Whether youโ€™re covered through your employer, buying your insurance on your own, or going without coverage altogether, the Biden Plan will give you the choice to purchase a public health insurance option"
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#SCOTUS up first.

What does Trump mean Democrats didn't have the election with #MerrickGarland?

@BarackObama was in the White House!

#2020Debates #2020Debate #RBG #RuthBaderGinsburg
.@JoeBiden insists should wait on #SCOTUS confirmation & see the outcome of #2020election.

If #Obamacare / #ACA struck down, what happens? Women's rights fundamentally changed.

Not appropriate before election.

#2020Debates #2020Debate #RBG #RuthBaderGinsburg
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Every time McConnell's lips move, he lies. McConnell himself has voted SIXTY SEVEN TIMES to overturn the #ACA. His state is among those petitioning to end the #ACA as an unjust law. The law protects #PreExistingConditions. It comes before #SCOTUS mid-November. Barrett will vote.
Trump filed to have #ACA struck down on June 25, with specific attention to the #PreExistingConditions clause of the law. If Trump thought #AmyConeyBarrett would vote against him, he would never have nominated her. This is how a 6-3 #SCOTUS begins: ending healthcare for millions.
You can read the PDF of the case at
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BREAKING: @JoeBiden AGAIN dodged thousands of dollars in #Obamacare and #Medicare taxes in his 2019 tax returns. RT/follow along for more details, as I update my @WSJopinion piece in real time...โ€ฆ
@JoeBiden and @DrBiden released their 2019 tax returns a little bit ago -- you can view them here. They show the Bidens again used a loophole that I profiled in my @WSJopinion piece... 2/โ€ฆ
The issue involves two corporations, CelticCapri Corp. and Giacoppa Corp., through which @JoeBiden @DrBiden funneled their book/speech income. Funneling the income through these S-corps allowed them to avoid #Medicare and #Obamacare payroll taxes... 3/
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This is the #DemPartyPlatform for 2020. This section is called: ACHIEVING UNIVERSAL, AFFORDABLE, QUALITY HEALTH CARE
Only one party has a specific plan for ensuring EVERY American will have access to quality healthcare as a human right..the other fights to TAKE IT AWAY. 1/10
#Democrats have fought to achieve universal health care for a century. We are proud to be the party of #Medicare, #Medicaid, and the #AffordableCareAct 2/9 #DemPartyPlatform #healthcare
Because of the Obama-Biden Administration and the #AffordableCareAct, more than 100 million Americans with #PreExistingConditions from heart disease to asthma, are secure in the knowledge that insurance companies can no longer discriminate against them. 3/9 #DemPartyPlatform
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Folks in my mentions are claiming the #ACA is insurance. No, the ACA is a LAW governing insurance. It protects #PreExistingConditions. It provides the healthcare marketplace, which offers private insurance options and tax subsidies or #Medicaid access for people who qualify.
Those of us who remember insurance BEFORE the #ACA was passed a decade ago also remember that being female was itself a #PreExistingCondition. Women were charged more for insurance and not one prophylactic for women, including PAP tests and mammograms, was covered. Nor maternity!
If we lose the #ACA--which is Trump's intent--women will go back to not being covered. #Medicaid will be less available. Fewer people will have access to buying affordable insurance coverage. We need to secure the #ACA to protect existing coverage until we can get #M4A.
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.@GOPHELP @HELPCmteDems hearing now underway with #NIH Fauci, @SteveFDA, @CDCDirector Redfield & @HHS_ASH Giroir on U.S. #COVID19 response.

.@SenAlexander notes its final hearing as chairman.

#FDA #CDC #NIAID #vaccines #TestingTestingTesting
.@SenAlexander notes development & manufacturing of #COVID19 #vaccines are being done in parallel.

"The risk is taxpayer money."
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.@SpeakerPelosi starts off noting bringing to the House floor the continuing resolution to prevent a #governmentshutdown.

#TheAtlanticFest #COVID19 #pandemic #SCOTUS #RBG #RuthBaderGinsburg
.@SpeakerPelosi calls #RuthBaderGinsburg "almost bionic" the way she was able to stave off cancer for so long.

Pelosi talks about how #RBG called the speaker her "friend."

"We have lost a giant."

#TheAtlanticFest #COVID19 #pandemic #SCOTUS #Obamacare #ACA
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Trump has done NOTHING to protect Americans with #PreExistingConditions.

Americans have those protections under #Obamacare - the law Trump is seeking to invalidate.

Trump said he'd copy #ACA's pre-existing conditions protections into an EO. He hasn't. EOs can't replace laws.
Trump's short-term health plans actually fail to cover Americans with #PreExistingConditions.

The only thing Trump has done on pre-existing conditions is to try to take Americans' existing protections away!

#Obamacare #ACA #SCOTUS
That Trump health care plan:

#Obamacare #ACA #SCOTUS #PreExistingConditions
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Read this thread, #PA01, and understand that many brainwashed #PAGOP are gathering maskless, then fanning out across #BucksCounty to knock on your door for Trump and @RepBrianFitz

Frightening. #MaskUpFitzpatrick ๐Ÿฆ 
๐Ÿšจ 200,000 ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธcoronavirus deaths: not a care in the๐ŸŒŽ for their health in this #PublicHealth crisis, certainly not a care for yours

#VoteBlue2020 in #PA01
More could be said about this photo as #RBG lies in state๐Ÿ˜’... but here emphasizing *they just don't care* about longterm COVID19 affects to health, even as they (PAGOP) work to torpedo the ACA & #PreExistingConditions๐Ÿšจ

#VoteBlue2020 in #PA01
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At stake are a number of protections and programs created by the #ACA, including the law's expansion of #Medicaid.
Most notably, Americans with #preexistingconditions could lose their insurance coverage if the ACA's safeguards are struck down.
#Obamacare #SCOTUS #RBG
Americans diagnosed with #COVID19 would likely be uninsurable or unable to gain coverage for any ill effects to blood vessels, limbs, major organs or their immune systems, which can all be damaged by the disease, tweeted former CMS' @ASlavitt.

#Obamacare #PreExistingConditions
Regardless of #SCOTUS' makeup, the plaintiffs' arguments in the case & the lower courts' rulings are "remarkably weak" & have been "roundly criticized" by even conservative scholars & some Republicans on Capitol Hill, @GeorgetownLaw's Katie Keith wrote in @Health_Affairs.

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And still sitting today.โ€ฆ

And still no text of Trump's "favored nations" #drugpricing executive order.โ€ฆ

EOs have limited authority, are difficult to enforce, take months/years to implement & can easily be challenged in court.
And International Pricing Index Model For Medicare Part B Drugs proposed rule still pending.โ€ฆ

Still no sight of Trump's favored nations EO textโ€ฆ

And @PhRMA said no #drugprices meetings it's aware of this week, despite Trump's claim
Oh, and that health care plan Trump has promised since 2016 - four years ago - still no sight of it yet, either.

So Americans with #PreExistingConditions will just have to keep relying on #Obamacare / #ACA, the law that granted them those protections.
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Still no health care plan.

Today is Sept. 1. Trump promised, again, his health care plan by the end of August. That didn't happen, again.

Trump's repeatedly made - and broken - his promise since 2016 to provide a health care plan/#Obamacare replacement.

No sign of it, again.
Wake me up when September ends.
.@GlennKesslerWP @ddale8 do either of you have the count on how many times Trump has promised to unveil his health care plan?

Trump started making that promise on the 2016 campaign trail.

Trump is on his #2020Elections campaign trail.

Still no plan - not in August, not in 2020
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I've been sick since April, lost hearing in one ear, had "sudden cardiomyopathy" (aka #BrokenHeartSyndrome), then was dxd with #CongestiveHeartFailiure. I fear I will never get well. About 40% of people with #COVID19 have heart or kidney problems happen.
Trump is now shopping the narrative, created for the #RNC2020, that #COVID19 is not that big a deal & that in "99% of cases you just recover." But that is in fact, false. @CNN reported Monday just how extensive #longhaulers are now--and how they are predominantly people under 50.
Also, most #longhaulers had no #PreExistingConditions prior to getting #COVID19.
Part of Trump's re-election strategy is to diminish the impact of his catastrophic mishandling of #CoronavirusPandemic. Hence the revisionist RNC story of how he & Pence saved "millions" of lives.
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Will any White House news reporters today ask Trump where his health care plan is - the one he's promised since 2016?

Trump's latest promise was to unveil it by end of Aug. - that's today.

Where's the plan?

#Obamacare #ACA #PreExistingConditions
Who is going to ask Trump about #KyleRittenhouse?
This is not a news conference. This again is a taxpayer-paid, propaganda-filled Trump political campaign event.

Why are taxpayers paying for this?

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Don't really hear McEnany today talking about #KyleRittenhouse
Will someone ask McEnany that when she claims Trump shows up, his missing health care plan still hasn't yet shown up ... four years later.

Where is it?

#Obamacare #ACA #PreExistingConditions #2020Elections
McEnany says Trump isn't going to weigh in on #KyleRittenhouse.
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The White House on that health care plan & EO copying #Obamacare's #PreExistingConditions protections due today: ๐Ÿฆ—๐Ÿฆ—๐Ÿฆ—๐Ÿฆ—๐Ÿฆ—๐Ÿฆ—๐Ÿฆ—๐Ÿฆ—๐Ÿฆ—๐Ÿฆ—๐Ÿฆ—๐Ÿฆ—๐Ÿฆ—๐Ÿฆ—๐Ÿฆ—๐Ÿฆ—๐Ÿฆ—๐Ÿฆ—๐Ÿฆ—๐Ÿฆ—๐Ÿฆ—๐Ÿฆ—๐Ÿฆ—๐Ÿฆ—๐Ÿฆ—๐Ÿฆ—๐Ÿฆ—๐Ÿฆ—๐Ÿฆ—๐Ÿฆ—๐Ÿฆ—๐Ÿฆ—๐Ÿฆ—๐Ÿฆ—๐Ÿฆ—๐Ÿฆ—๐Ÿฆ—๐Ÿฆ—๐Ÿฆ—๐Ÿฆ—๐Ÿฆ—๐Ÿฆ—๐Ÿฆ—๐Ÿฆ—๐Ÿฆ—๐Ÿฆ—๐Ÿฆ—๐Ÿฆ—๐Ÿฆ—๐Ÿฆ—๐Ÿฆ—๐Ÿฆ—๐Ÿฆ—๐Ÿฆ—๐Ÿฆ—๐Ÿฆ—๐Ÿฆ—๐Ÿฆ—๐Ÿฆ—๐Ÿฆ—๐Ÿฆ—๐Ÿฆ—๐Ÿฆ—๐Ÿฆ—๐Ÿฆ—๐Ÿฆ—๐Ÿฆ—๐Ÿฆ—๐Ÿฆ—๐Ÿฆ—๐Ÿฆ—๐Ÿฆ—๐Ÿฆ—๐Ÿฆ—๐Ÿฆ—๐Ÿฆ—๐Ÿฆ—๐Ÿฆ—๐Ÿฆ—๐Ÿฆ—๐Ÿฆ—๐Ÿฆ—๐Ÿฆ—
Reminder: Trump has promised a health care / #Obamacare replacement plan since 2016.

That was four years ago and he's still not revealed it.

Four years ago ... and still nothing.

Remember "favored nations" #drugpricing EO Trump was threatening #pharma #biotech with? He said he would put it into effect Aug. 25. Still no sign of it.

EOs have limited authority, can be difficult to enforce, take months/years to implement & can easily be challenged in court.
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#GOPConvention roll call nothing like #DemConvention, where delegates were virtual from their home states, often highlighting scenic views & products, like #calamari.

Democrats won the roll call [and they should keep doing it that way]

#2020Elections #2020Election
Oh my gosh, the Maryland delegate just stumbled & said Maryland was home to two of the greatest "segregationists" & then corrected himself ... & said "abolitionists."


Um, well, there's a lot to unpack there.

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Peter Morley: I've gone to D.C. 32 times, but my first trip was when McCain cast his vote for the #ACA. It's hard to believe that was three years ago.
Peter Morley: I always say our voices matter; perhaps John McCain heard a constituent's story that resonated with him. He did have inoperable cancer at that point. His decision was last-minute--he want into the vote planning to vote thumbs down.
Peter Morley: I wanted to do everything in my power to be there {D.C.]. My birthday is July 26; I know exactly what I was thinking b/c I'd put my b'day celebration on hold knowing that I needed to do something for healthcare. It was a spontaneous trip.
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We're 100 days from the #2020Election!

1/100 THREAD โ€œThis election is a matter of life & death for kids like Xiomara.โ€ Xiomaraโ€™s mom, @ElenaHung202

Now to 11/3, we're sharing a story of a #LittleLobbyists each day - 100 reasons to be a #HealthCareVoter
2/100 โ€œShreve was in the NICU for 9 months. Without the #ACA & #Medicaid, he would have reached the lifetime cap on care long before discharge." Shreveโ€™s mom, Laura

This November, #vote against putting a cap on kids' lives.

3/100 โ€œ#Medicaid allows our family to function. It allows us as parents to sleep at night knowing Willaโ€™s safe with a nurse. It makes it possible for us to work. It gives Willa access to the tech she needs to communicate & thrive.โ€ #ProtectOurCare
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