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There seems to be some confusion about #MedicareForAll. And while we're not sure the questions posed by @politico are being asked in good faith, we're going to answer them anyway.
Q: What does it even mean?

A: Improved #MedicareForAll describes a publicly funded #SinglePayer national health program that provides comprehensive coverage to all Americans.
Q. How would we pay for it?

A: We would combine existing sources of public funding (Medicare & Medicaid taxes, public employee coverage, tax deductions for employer-sponsored plans) with new progressive taxes that would replace our current premiums and deductibles.
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It seems that #SinglePayer opponents are gaining traction with the argument that improved #MedicareForAll would require painful sacrifices from doctors. This is false. In fact, the opposite is true. Let's nip this in the bud, shall we?
For starters, PNHP represents over 20,000 American doctors. Our members are passionate about practicing medicine, but they are not interested in taking a substantial pay cut. Under a well-designed #SinglePayer program, they won't have to.
Think about how doctors are paid in our current system. Today, Medicare, Medicaid, and private insurance pay mostly on a fee-for-service basis. Private insurance usually pays the most, Medicaid usually pays the least, and Medicare usually pays in the middle.
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Defining “Socialist” isn’t hard. You just have to read their work & listen to their leaders

And what you’ll find is frightening

Worse yet, the Dem Socialists of America (DSA) actually has a good shot of gaining power if we don’t wake up & fight back

Let’s read their plan: 1/17
.@DemSocialists want to abolish capitalism and transfer ownership of “essential” industries / related businesses to the govt or worker committees.

Why?

“Wealth is a social creation and should be controlled by society as a whole.”

(bit.ly/2vfQ7E5)
DSA’ers are squishy when defining which industries they’d nationalize. But the list touches every possible business, from food to electronics

Workers would then vote on which role is best for them, similar to the disastrous experiment at Zappos in 2016. (bit.ly/2DKlGNd)
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On top of the other threads I have going for supposed 2020 candidates, Joe Kennedy, Kamala Harris, Joe Biden, and Deval Patrick so far, the DNC has announced that it will be holding the 2020 convention July 13th-16th. politi.co/2yhnw62 via @politico
If you follow this post back, you'll find my other threads about Joe Kennedy, Kamala Harris, Joe Biden, and Deval Patrick so far, all leading to an article by the NYTimes that makes legalized bribery sound normal.
I can foresee a lot of bullshit being pulled by the Democrats in the future. Vanity Fair even states that their literal strategy is "don't rock the boat with too much progressivism". vanityfair.com/news/2018/06/o…
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I'll be trying to avoid @UHC for the rest of my life, or until we get single payer. Here's a brief description of a terrible experience that really isn't that bad in the grand scheme of things.
I was on UHC, had no problems, then got a new job and extended it for one month with COBRA. Hurt my knee (I was on crutches for two months) and paid out of pocket to cover an MRI, bc doc's office didn't have my new card, couldn't run it. I paid knowing I was in-network.
They sent a claim denial to my doctor (not me, as they should have, since I filed the claim). They needed diagnosis codes. I went in person to the doc, got them, and called them in. They refused to accept them from me.
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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
#MedicareForAll!
#SinglePayerSunday #Medicare4All
truth-out.org/news/item/4435…
Opinion:
Progressives can be left and right at the same time tallahassee.com/story/opinion/… via @TDOnline #SinglePayerSunday #MedicareForAll #Medicare4All
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It's #SinglePayerSunday!
Beware the scams!
Vote #MedicareForAll!
Vote #SinglePayer in 2018!
Be a #MedicareForAllVoter
It's #SinglePayer supporters who are being pragmatic, not the opponents
#MedicareForAll #SinglePayerSunday latimes.com/opinion/reader…
The popularity of #SinglePayer health care:
Letter to the editor
#MedicareForAll #SinglePayerSunday
oregonlive.com/opinion/index.…
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Welcome to #SinglePayerSunday Support #SinglePayer #MedicareForAll
April 15, 2018
Help Campaign For #MedicareForAll

When: Sunday, April 15, 2018
Where: Oakland, CA
#SB562 #SinglePayerSunday
singlepayernow.net/events/help-ca…
Q&A with Erin Georgen on Washington’s #SinglePayer healthcare initiative
#I1600 #SinglePayerSunday
stateofreform.com/featured/2018/…
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Welcome to #SinglePayerSunday 🇺🇸
Promote #MedicareForAll by becoming a #MedicareForAllVoter 🗽
#MedicareForAllVoter 🗽
Is #MedicareForAll Politically Viable?
A Guide to 561 Congressional Candidates.
#SinglePayerSunday 🚑
kingstoncreative.net/practical-demo…
#MedicareForAllVoter 🗽
Here's the original story on @dccc scaring @TheDemocrats away from #MedicareForAll: 🇺🇸

#SinglePayerSunday REMINDER:
#MedicareExtra and @USofCare are SCAMS! 💰
theintercept.com/2018/02/27/dcc…
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Welcome to #SinglePayerSunday
April 5th
Support #MedicareForAll by becoming a #MedicareForAllVoter 🗽
#MedicareForAllVoter 🗽
Democrats Are Embracing #SinglePayer Health Care - The Atlantic
#MedicareForAll ⚕️
#SinglePayerSunday 🚑 theatlantic.com/politics/archi…
#SinglePayer #MedicareForAll Is the Only Health-Care System That Makes Sense via @thenation #SinglePayerSunday 🚑 thenation.com/article/single…
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The VA Is the Closest Thing We Have to #SinglePayer.
Now Trump Wants to Privatize It!
#M4A #SinglePayerSunday 🚑
inthesetimes.com/working/entry/…
Is #MedicareForAll Politically Viable?
A Guide to 561 Congressional Candidates.
#MedicareForAllVoter #SinglePayerSunday 🚑
kingstoncreative.net/practical-demo…
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Welcome to #SinglePayerSunday!
Become a #MedicareForAllVoter and support #MedicareForAll ⚕️
Washington State Is One (Small) Step Closer to #SinglePayer Healthcare
#SinglePayerSunday #M4A 🐦 thestranger.com/slog/2018/03/2…
Study Finds #SinglePayer Viable in 2018 Elections - goo.gl/F552JQ via @commondreams #MedicareForAll #SinglePayerSunday 🐦
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Welcome to #SinglePayerSunday 🚑
Vote #MedicareForAll ⚕️
Blue Cross Pressures Employees to Donate to Opponent of #SinglePayer Candidates truth-out.org/news/item/4364… via @truthout 😷#SinglePayerSunday 🐦
Blue Cross executives are leaving nothing to chance, working hard to block pro #SinglePayer candidate for governor in Michigan interc.pt/2GBAkmS by @ZaidJilani 😷#SinglePayerSunday 🐦
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Welcome to #SinglePayerSunday
Support Only Genuine #MedicareForAll
#M4A
#MedicareExtra
A Proposal Designed to Confuse Public and Prevent #MedicareForAll 🚑
#SinglePayerSunday 🐦
opednews.com/articles/A-Pro…
Democrats' New #MedicareForAll Plan Isn't!
#MedicareExtra is a SCAM!💰
opednews.com/articles/Democ…
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Obama had a scandal-free presidency? Yeah right. Maybe to someone who wasn't paying attention. Here's what #ActualFlatticus #AlanSmithee had to say back when @brianefallon tried to peddle such a lie:
#Obama did not end the sale of military equipment to police departments, by #ActualFlatticus #AlanSmithee.
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It's #SinglePayerSunday! 🚑😷🐦
Warren: ‘Taxpayers ...Make Insurance Companies Wildly Profitable’
🚑#SinglePayerSunday 😷#MedicareForAll 🐦#M4A pjmedia.com/news-and-polit…
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I just got a phone call from my local @PPact asking if I'd be willing to tell my story on social media & in a public speaking campaign.
I have been a PP supporter my entire adult life. They were there for me throughout the yrs when I needed them b/c I didn't have insurance.
I can't even count the hours I've dedicated to volunteering, interning, working for Planned Parenthood. I knocked on doors in support of...
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#DyingIs
Being sick in America.
Being poor in America.
Having your healthcare stolen in America.
#GrahamCassidy
1/
#DyingIs
Having the Speaker of the House lie to America repeatedly & no one hold him accountable.

2/
#DyingIs
Knowing if I were screaming "Help me! I’m dying!" SOMEONE would try to save my life, but people will let #GrahamCassidy pass. 3/
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Please RT!

🆘It is MOST likely that #Senate WILL consider the #GrahamCassidy #ACA repeal bill before end of the month🆘

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#GrahamCassidyBill sponsors claim they are closing in on the votes to pass this #ACA repeal! #ProtectOurCare

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Now that @dougducey has supported #GrahamCassidy, @SenJohnMcCain has said he would be more likely to 💪 this #ACA repeal!

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