📣 Weekly Update: Which *counties* have the highest cumulative per capita rates of #COVID19 cases & deaths? 1/
A year later, #COVID19 has become truly nonpartisan by even the most cynical POV:
--Cumulative cases per capita are 8.9% higher in Red Counties
--Cumulative deaths per capita are now 3.3% higher in Red Counties
Counties w/highest cumul. #COVID19 cases per capita:
1. Crowley County, CO
2. Chattahoochee County, GA
3. Bent County, CO
4. Lincoln County, AR
5. Buena Vista County, IA
6. Lake County, TN
7. Dewey County, SD
8. Norton County, KS
9. Bon Homme County, SD
10. Buffalo County, SD
--32.2% of Crowley County, CO has tested positive for #COVID19 (Yes, they have a large prison population. They're still people, as are the guards/etc.)

--The top 50 counties (out of over 3,100 nationally) collectively voted for Donald Trump by 21 points.
Counties w/highest cumul. #COVID19 *deaths* per capita:
1. Jerauld County, SD
2. Gove County, KS
3. Foard County, TX
4. Iron County, WI
5. Galax, VA
6. Buffalo County, SD
7. Dickey County, ND
8. Emporia, VA
9. Hancock County, GA
10. Gregory County, SD
--1 out of every 125 residents of Jerauld County, SD have died of #COVID19.

--The top 50 counties collectively voted for Trump by 14.6 points. The top 100 voted for him by nearly 21 points.

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22 Feb
📣 HEALTHCARE TWITTER: Does anyone remember a piece from a couple of years ago about the #TexasFoldEm lawsuit in which the reporter actually *asked* a bunch of GOP House/Senate members whether they intended to wipe out the entire ACA when they zeroed out the individual mandate??
If so, please contact me for a piece I'm hoping to publish tomorrow--I need to know the reporter and preferably the link to the story. There might have been more than one published. Thanks!
UPDATE: Twitter comes thru again! Thanks to @amgasteier, I think this piece from @pdmcleod of BuzzFeed is the one I was thinking of: buzzfeednews.com/article/paulmc…
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19 Feb
🚨 Here we go again: The decision on the #TexasFoldEm lawsuit deciding the fate of the #ACA *may* (or may not) be on the agenda a week from today.
AS A REMINDER, Congress still has one shot to #MootTheSuit before SCOTUS issues their decision...but at this point it seems like everyone involved is taking it as a given that the law will be upheld after all.

Praying "everyone" is correct. 🙏
Er, make that six days from now, not a week.
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19 Feb
NY Gov. Cuomo appears to have fucked up royally.
If your response to this is "what about DeSantis?" you're doing it wrong.

Yes, if DeSantis covered up FL COVID deaths (which there was much speculation about last summer, including by myself), he absolutely should be investigated).

That doesn't change the facts about Cuomo.
If your response is "NY was slammed hard, no one knew how to handle it properly!" I agree entirely. This isn't about blaming Cuomo for the nursing home *deaths*, it's about how they were *reported* (or not).
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18 Feb
📣 2021 #ACA Enrollment is (mostly) BACK!! Here's *8* important things to remember to help you #GetCovered!

In 45 states, you have until *May 15th* to #GetCovered.

In other states the deadline ranges from March 15th to "the end of the pandemic."
Here's a handy, updated chart with the latest start/end dates for the new #ACA COVID Enrollment Periods in every state. Note that 10 states have *some* restrictions on who's eligible to enroll, usually those who are currently uninsured only:
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17 Feb
📣 This morning, @Sam_Baker of @Axios posted a disturbingly misleading analysis of the #ACA premium expansion provision of the #AmRescuePlan. I contacted him immediately but have yet to hear a response, so yeah, I'm gonna call it out again. 1/


@Axios headline: "OMG! Dems gonna spend $50B to cover <2M people! That's $25K apiece!!"

REALITY: $14B spread across ~11M people, or around $1,300 apiece. 2/
The confusion is because Dems are mixing together 3 provisions which are SPECIFICALLY short-term pandemic-related (COBRA subsidies, waiving APTC clawback, max subsidies for those on unemployment) w/2 provisions which are BOTH COVID-related AND should be made permanent as well. 3/
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17 Feb
Dear @sam_baker & @caitlinnowens: I respect both of you but your take this morning re. the CBO score of the cost of the W&M plan to expand ACA subsidies is, to put it mildly, nonsense. THREAD:
CLAIM: "OMG!! $25,000 APIECE!!"
REALITY: $2,000 apiece.
Hell, even @brian_blase has already "clarified" his "per newly enrolled person" estimate down from $26,000 to $17,000 (he's still massively off, but it's a start).
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