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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.

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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.
There are now fewer people insured than in the past five years.

When the #ACA passed, that law allowed millions to access affordable #healthcare by regulating the insurance industry. Trump has de-regulated significantly--benefitting corporations, not people.
The #1 issue at the #midterms was #healthcare. It will be again for 2020.

But the 17M Americans with #cancer, like me, and the other sick and #disabled Americans can't wait two more years hoping for change. People are dying because they can't afford their insulin or medications.
It's crritical that we hold the candidates accountable as well as Congress. Many have jumped on the #Medicare4All bandwagon, but not one thing is being done in Congress by anyone to make #healthcare more accessible or affordable.
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