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Alberta family doctor dedicated ๐Ÿ’ฏ to helping fellow Albertans. Privatization is the agenda, the rest is distraction. Healthcare/Education are investments. ๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒˆ
26 Nov 20
Iโ€™m sensing a pattern here...THREAD

โ€œthe atmosphere in which decisions are being made is combative, it is not collaborativeย and that they are not working towards a common goalโ€

cbc.ca/news/canada/edโ€ฆ

#UCPculture #COVID19AB

1/11
โ€œthe atmosphere in which decisions are being made is combative, it is not collaborativeย and that they are not working towards a common goalโ€

cbc.ca/news/canada/edโ€ฆ

2/11
โ€œthe atmosphere in which decisions are being made is combative, it is not collaborativeย and that they are not working towards a common goalโ€

edmontonjournal.com/news/local-newโ€ฆ

3/11
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19 Jul 20
This week we found out:

Alberta doctors agreed to meet the governmentโ€™s demand to cap physician spending at 4.57B. That offer has been sitting on Shandroโ€™s desk for 19 days.

Why didnโ€™t Shandro accept it or at least offer a counter proposal?

๐Ÿ’ŽThread๐Ÿ’Ž

edmonton.citynews.ca/2020/07/15/albโ€ฆ
Alberta doctors started negotiating in November, but has had 6 proposal shot down by Shandro. Before negotiations began, Shandro introduced legislation to tear up the contract with Alberta doctors should negotiations fail.

cbc.ca/news/canada/edโ€ฆ
The legislation allowed Shandro to terminate @Albertadoctorsโ€™ contract and bypass the constitutional right to binding arbitration.

Section 40.2 From Bill 21:
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10 Jul 20
โ‡๏ธShandemic: Thread of Two Tiersโ‡๏ธ

There once was two firefighters.
Dr. Oru and Dr. Eye
They both worked for Alberta Health
But only one would go buh bye....

#AbLeg
#patients4abdocs
#ABdocs4patients
Tyler took away their masks ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿš’
Tyler took away their hazard pay ๐Ÿงฏ
Tyler ripped up their contract ๐Ÿงจ
Tyler fought their union in every way ๐Ÿš’

Tyler yelled on their driveways,
Tyler called them at night;
Tyler said they got paid too
much, and that wasn't right.
Then along came Corona๐Ÿฆ 
A deadly arsonist to fight,
Burning down hospitals,๐Ÿ”ฅ
Doctors worked all through the night.

But STILL Tyler took away their masks.
Again Tyler took away their hazard pay
Tyler kept their contract ripped up,
Tyler fought their union every day

#COVID19
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7 Jul 20
This is a story about Tyler and Undrea Shambro, their friend Jason and their adventure into politics.

๐Ÿ“—a thread๐Ÿ“—

edmontonjournal.com/news/local-newโ€ฆ
Before we begin this epic tale: a disclaimer:

*Names, characters, business, events and incidents are the products of the authorโ€™s imagination. Any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, or actual events is purely coincidental.*
One day, Tyler (a lawyer by trade) became a Health Minister. He was in charge of a health crisis. One that was in the works for years: #Privatization

Then a deadly virus, Corona, came along that and a president drink bleach.

But that wouldn't stop Tyler from doing his job.
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21 May 20
The UCP's 10-step plan for turning a democracy into a dictatorship.

1. First, destroy labor unions, so people have no way to bargain for higher wages and less capacity for political organization.

marketwatch.com/story/a-10-steโ€ฆ
2. Crack down on college students, so they wonโ€™t oppose you (hint: burden them with so much student debt and make it so hard for them to find good jobs that they wonโ€™t dare rock the boat).

globalnews.ca/news/6725096/uโ€ฆ
3. Undermine public education, so people are less able to think critically for themselves.

globalnews.ca/news/6533781/aโ€ฆ
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23 Apr 20
@roger4LivMac If this was about sustainability, the evidence is clear that investing in primary care is where lives and money can be saved.

These cuts do the opposite.

These cuts just serve @shandro and his private insurance company.
@roger4LivMac @shandro Adding Family Physicians to a population improves health outcomes greater than any other physician group. For every additional 10 family physicians per 100,000 population, there are 15 fewer deaths, 40 fewer hospitalizations7 and an average increase in life expectancy of 52 days
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11 Apr 20
Now that @Albertadoctors are getting the courts to support the fight against #COVID19, it is time we use our energy to unite with other advocacy groups in Alberta for all social issues that affect our patients.

We support all Health Care Heroes!
Alberta Doctors support our patients right to quality public education.

Evidence shows that patients involved in their healthcare decisions leads to better outcomes. Our paediatric patients need access to an effective and free education.

Alberta doctors recognize that we need the best research to support our patients. @UCalgary and @UAlberta were once known to produce amazing research and amazing doctors.

Cuts will hurt students + our skilled workforce.

Cuts will hurt our patients.

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2 Apr 20
Alright @Albertadoctors, @CMA_Docs, @FamPhysCan:

@ABFamDocs stated that March 31st cuts will lead to:

Reduced continuity of care

Poorer care outcomes for patients

INCREASED health spending

Let's make sure patient medical homes don't close and
physician survive.๐Ÿฅฐ

#AbLeg
1. Government cuts 03.04J Care Planning - response:
- complex patients without plans should be seen weekly.

2. Government cuts in-facility billing - response:
- let's stop in-facility work - obstretrics, ER consults, etc.
3. Government limits payment for visits - response:
- let's do more frequent, shorter visits

4. Government target family doctors with cuts - response:
- let's refer to each other and become specialists in family medicine.
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19 Mar 20
On the surface this looks like a great idea.

Here is why physicians are angry:

๐Ÿ‘‰ Could force hundreds of family medicine clinics to close during this pandemic

๐Ÿ‘‰ Disrupts the โ€œpatient medical homeโ€

๐Ÿ‘‰ Will result in increased healthcare cost to taxpayers

Thread below ๐Ÿ‘‡
Physicians are currently paid more to see patients in person than over the phone/virtual/using an app. In fact, the payment for phone calls/virtual health is so low, that you canโ€™t pay for office expenses on that income.

#AbLeg
As a result, there has been no financial incentive to develop virtual technologies in Alberta that could connect patients with their own family doctors.

Enter a crisis where virtual visits/phone calls would reduce the spread of coronavirus.
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