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Why did you tell @MeetThePress that women are having sex-selection abortions and that "was a matter of concern" and would have to "be dealt with"?
Because that's a right wing canard and you just agreed with it.
MTP: Are you at all concerned, though, about this idea that people may try to worry about the sex of a child or essentially --
SANDERS:I mean, that's a concern, yeah.
MTP: Are those type of restrictions on abortion something you're open to?
SANDERS:Well, that’s not a -- I wouldn't use a restriction on it. That's an issue that society has got to deal with. And it is of concern.
MTP: How would you deal with that in the law?
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I am one of 17M Americans with #cancer right now.
Some of us will survive, some will not.
Our survival should not be predicated on our health insurance.
#M4A is an imperative step toward universal coverage and keeping us all living as long as possible.
#TuesdayMotivation
Every candidate must support #UniversalHealthCoverage. Access to care is the single most important issue for all Americans regardless of party. EVERYONE has a family member who's sick: parent, spouse, child. No one should face bankruptcy to care for a loved one.
#Campaign2020
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My father's final illness bankrupted me. I got sick soon after. This is a common story. But unlike our peers in Canada, UK, France or Germany, we have no recourse but to accrue massive hospital bills and risk losing everything to care for a sick loved me.
#M4A is a promise.
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The GOP is still determined to end access to #healthcare for millions of Americans like me with #cancer and other life-threatening #PreExistingConditions.

Trump joins #antivaxxers to attack #Obamacare thinkprogress.org/trump-anti-vax… via @thinkprogress
Also, before the #ACA (also known as #Obamacare, which is a law not insurance) became law, women paid twice as much as men for health insurance, pregnancy was a #PreExistingCondition, mammograms and PAP tests were out-of-pocket expenses and 60M Americans were uninsured.
The #ACA has expanded #Medicaid in many states, created the healthcare marketplace which shows people a range of options within their states for affordable healthcare & it has saved millions of lives.
ACA will still be law after #M4A because it's essential healthcare protection.
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For the past week I have been incredibly unwell from this illness yet having to work because we don't have an NHS in this country and I just want to slap people who think #M4A is too much because Biden said so.
DON'T EVER GET #CANCER OR ANYTHING ELSE, THEN.
Just saying.
You can't imagine how awful it is to not have options. You can't turn down work no matter how sick you are because you need every ridiculous amount of money people will pay you because your health insurance premiums and medications cost a freaking fortune.
There are things we need from the next Democratic president, whenever we get that person. And this attitude that it doesn't matter is just false. It matters if you are poor or sick, a woman or POC, #LGBTQ or #disabled. Policy matters. Platforms matter. I can't write this enough.
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OK...so a lot of folks are flummoxed about why Biden is able to retain such a huge lead with some Black Democrats, in spite of his history of shady conservatism.

In this thread, I'll give you my own cracked theory on why that might be.
Aside from the old conservative guard of the 1% who finances conservative Democrats regularly from Scoop Jackson to Bill/Hillary Clinton and so on, Biden's core strength seems to come from two sectors of voting Dems: affluent feminists and older Black folk.
The latter group tends to be much more conservative socially, almost as much as the Religious Right, who tend to favor Democrats only because the GOTP is owned by White Nationalists. They tend to back more conservative White Democrats in order to maintain their local privileges.
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Ten #MMT tips to remember on #TaxDay:
1. Federal #taxes don't fund federal spending, so let's #decouple these two important tools.
2. Taxes offset #Government spending.
3. It's a matter of #logic: #dollars must be spent into existence (by the Gov) first, in order for us to use some of those $ to pay taxes
4. #Taxing for #revenue is for local states/municipalities, not the #sovereign issuer of the #currency.
5. Taxing excessive wealth protects #democracy from #Oligarchy and protects us from abusive market power
6. Taxing #pollution & #speculation to reduce such activities, not to "fund" #healthcare and #education.
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More of @/karolcummins sowing seeds of doubt and division by amplifying post of fellow #TeamPatriot connection @/Counterchekist, adding her own bits - notice the commenter seems puzzled for good reason - then used the Politico article to round things up.
Remember, Politico recently compared Trump to John F. Kennedy.

And notice how Politico chose to characterize Congresswoman Omar in image two.

Does Politico have a "thing" against Democrats? See image 3.
Framing the @justicedems as EXTREME left and opposite the extreme right GOP on the "horseshoe" is a common theme with @/karolcummins & #TeamPatriot.

Here, Karol is "teaching" us about the big, scary "CONTROLLED OPPOSITION" conspiracy by the "INSURGENTS!" OMG! 😱

😕😒
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I am scheduled for my 3rd surgery since December on Thursday.
Please do me a favor and promise to call your reps and senators and tell them you support and need the #ACA/#Obamacare and they only have your vote if they reject Trump's efforts to kill it.
Here's a thread on why:
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Many Americans think the #ACA/#Obamacare is insurance.
It is not.
The #ACA is a law governing insurance companies & forcing them to cover women & people with #PreExistingConditions.
The #ACA also says women cannot be forced to pay more than men for insurance.
#ProtectOurCare
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The #ACA/#Obamacare also provides for children 26 and under to be covered under their parents' insurance plans.
The ACA also created the healthcare marketplace, which provides tax subsidies for those unable to pay full-price for health insurance.
#ProtectOurCare
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Where are the ANTI-TRUST LAWSUITS???

Another mega-deal just shook up healthcare and the 2 companies used a word that should make their employees nervous - Business Insider apple.news/A5ETgB6ZfSBSI-…
Don’t tell me that the economic impact on jobs is your reason for not wanting to change to #M4A!

Realize the payer is the Insurance industry, and the provider.

The real question is:

Do we want them to control 20% of your income or more? While they profit from your denials?
#InsuranceIsNotHealthcare They profit by designing and marketing a product, created to mitigate the risk of you needing healthcare.

Many plans dictate where you can be sick, unless you can afford to pay for your care outside of the area your plan network provides coverage.
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Usually don’t respond to the particularly inane ignorance in these types of propaganda tweets. But this one is a 🧢 💩 TROLL. This on hit home so:

Fiduciary responsibility of the Medicare Trust Fund dollars received for services billed & provided are stringently enforced.
The healthcare delivery providers and the insurance industry, have based their going concerns on the Medicare Trust Fund and its viability. Anytime someone tells you that the Trust Fund is bankrupt, they are blatantly dishonest in this claim.
The 28Trillion Line is nothing but a 🧢💩 narrative and 💯 % False!

70% of Americans want Medicare For All and this claim that says otherwise is again a 🧢💩 lie. #InsuranceIsNotHealthcare it’s a Product sold to make a profit from delivery of care.
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#USA politicians support #Israel not out of allegiance or the power of lobbyists. Aspects of this support include:

1. Annual >$3b aid packages, with regular supplements & fewer restrictions than aid to other nations
2. Support of governments #Israel likes, such as #Jordan #KSA
#Egypt, regardless of #humanrights abuses
3. Undermining/attacking governments, groups & nations it dislikes: #Iraq #Iran #Lebanon
4. Ignoring obligations to #Palestinians under intl law
5. Allowing "charities" to receive tax-deductible donations used to further #ethniccleansing
in #Palestine.
6. Various state & federal government agencies with preferences to #Israel, such as #police exchanges & subsidized trade delegations.
7. Voting for legislation punishing people who support #BDS, a non-violent advocacy tactic.

Whatever it is that causes #USA
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We all want the ACA to be fixed, (see @charles_gaba's awesome blog) except the ppl who think #M4A will be ready tmrw. What I don't understand is the extra hard sell of #M4A.
We're going to be held responsible and forced to answer?? Exactly how? Is your mom's basement that big?
Cool, cool, cool. Personally I'm not really into being... bullied by this guy 😆 to get the healthcare system he wants. We are inundated with tweets like these all the time. If I name specific reasons why I have problems with #M4A, berners & their bots swarm.
Because of this constant noise from these ppl, I think ppl don't realize they have other options. Aside from the ACA, here are the options & yes, a couple are very good IMHO.
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Your wellbeing and healthcare crucified upon a cross of gold that doesn't even exist anymore.
#M4A #MMT
theintercept.com/2019/02/05/nan…
"Primus, like Pelosi, is a well-known deficit hawk, and both subscribe to the argument by the late Pete Peterson that the debt and deficit are among the gravest threats facing the country... 2 of Primus’s 5 objections to single payer...related to such alleged fiscal challenges."
The public is slowly waking up to the fact that its future and welfare are held hostage by a profoundly destructive ideology of fiscal rectitude. #LearnMMT #MMT
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It's #SinglePayerSunday
February 3, 2019
#Thread

The public is acting as early investor, putting tons of money in the development of drugs that then become privatized.

They receive no return on the investment that they have made. - @AOC
#Medicare4All
NNU Executive Director @NNUBonnie on why we can't settle for anything less than #MedicareForAll:

"The opposition, the insurance companies and pharma, will come out against anything, whether it's a half-measure or even one-quarter. We have to aim high." politico.com/story/2019/01/…
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What would you do if:
People in the richest country in the world actually freeze to death every winter because they’re poor or homeless and the Russians had nothing to do with it @maddow @MSNBC
What would you do if:
This were an extremely asinine and offensive tweet given how @maddow covers nothing but Russia speculation for 5 hours a week on her huge platform
What would you do if:
Your own government/corporate oligarchs poisoned your water supply and did nothing about it for 5 years
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This is so confusing--do Sanders' supporters not know that Clinton was working on UHC in 1993?
Or that Sanders endorsed Clinton and said he couldn't live with himself if he didn't endorse her?
Or that her platform preserving ACA and working for UHC?
For those who were elsewhere in 2016, what Clinton actually campaigned on was building on Obama’s Affordable Care Act and "advance toward the goal of universal health care" with a public option, which we all know will require being voted on.
hillaryclinton.com/issues/health-…
What's difficult to understand is why #BernieSanders, who gets credited with the #M4A bill that #JohnConyers promoted for 20yrs, hasn't pushed for it in the three years since the 2016 primary. Hopefully someone will ask that question, too.
Some of us need it sooner than others.
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#SinglePayerSunday #Thread
January 27, 2019

Expanded and improved #MedicareForAll means everybody in, nobody out.
It's time for a #SinglePayer, national health care system.
Join a M4A National Week of Action barnstorm near you: medicare4all.org/actions/
Giant steps – the next stage in the fight for Medicare for All
medicare4all.org/giant-steps-th…
The long journey toward transforming our health care system to ensure that all our nation’s people get the care they need is entering its next major phase.
#SinglePayerSunday #MedicareForAll
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Little more than a week before January ends, and I’d really like to be at 1K followers. Here’s a little bit about me in a thread so you can make an informed decision about whether following our campaign for the US Senate to take the seat held by @KamalaHarris is worth your time;
1) I am for #MedicareforAll/#M4A. Here’s a pic of me in Sacramento, supporting the passage of #SB562 which would have guaranteed #healthcare coverage for all #California and provided universal healthcare. It is the moral choice, it saves us money and we support a nationwide plan.
I am for broadening the pathway to legal citizenship for all people interested in coming to #America and allowing us to prosper. I have marched with @UFWupdates @UFWF in the past and plan on doing so in the future. Rights of Mexican-Americans are my rights, porque somos familia.
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". . . Democrats in charge of the House, the #MedicareForAll single payer bill is being rewritten, watered down and renumbered . . . Jayapal ’s bill is being written behind closed doors."

Our campaign has #M4A drafts for House & Senate, .@RepJayapal.
singlepayeraction.org/2019/01/22/sin…
I'm calling on all progressives in congress, .@DemSocialists comrades, and elected officials who campaigned on the promise of #M4A in 2018 & cosponsored HR676 to inquire as to why Medicare For All Bill is being rewritten behind closed doors.
The purpose for Medicare For All Caucus as I understood was to prevent #MedicareForAll #HR676 from being diluted.
We the people, 70% of the population in this country, support #MedicareForAll.
Why is is being rewritten &/or diluted?
What provisions are being removed or altered?
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Welcome to #SinglePayerSunday!
January 20, 2019
RT from this #Thread and take part in the National #MedicareForAll
Week of Action!
Compare Democrats’ many Medicare-for-All proposals with this chart
pbs.org/newshour/amp/e…
#SinglePayer #MedicareForAll #SinglePayerSunday
Life, Death and Insulin
washingtonpost.com/news/magazine/…
As the cost of the lifesaving medication skyrockets, some desperate diabetics are rationing — and risking their lives. Was Alec Raeshawn Smith one of them?
Demand #MedicareForAll!
#SinglePayerSunday
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It's #SinglePayerSunday
January 13, 2019
#Thread

We're less than a month out from the National #MedicareForAll Week of Action!

Hundreds of barnstorms will be held from February 9-13 in a nationwide push.

Join a #singlepayer barnstorm near you: bit.ly/2SPwr4m
Americans understand that the healthcare market is broken.
The country has moved.
70 percent of all Americans want a #MedicareforAll system and healthcare is a right, not a privilege. @PramilaJayapal
#SinglePayer #MedicareForAll #SinglePayerSunday
Medicare for All is a Fight to Democratize the Economy
therealnews.com/stories/medica…
#SinglePayer #MedicareForAll #SinglePayerSunday
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I’ve been accused of being “sexist” for choosing to run against @KamalaHarris in 2022. This is my response to those claims;
1) I am a gay, black male who detests identity politics and everything it stands for. I do not want anyone to vote for me on the basis of either factor.
2) I am running against @KamalaHarris because it is my right under the U.S. Constitution. I am a United States citizen, who is a resident of California and I am exactly 30 years old as of this post.
3) Any differences I have with @KamalaHarris will be on the basis of policy as much as possible. That does not mean that my team and I will not hold her accountable. An elected official who should be comfortable with her constituents holding her accountable or she should resign.
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It's #SinglePayerSunday
January 6, 2019

Join thousands across the country 👉 Sign up to host a #SinglePayer #MedicareForAll event in your town during the February 9-13 National Week of Action: bit.ly/2KhPgtN
2019:
The Year of Medicare for All
commondreams.org/views/2019/01/… via @commondreams
Behind the disheartening statistics found in the current for-profit system are real people, enduring suffering that is unacceptable in the wealthiest nation on earth
#SinglePayerSunday #MedicareForAll
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My team and I have been working on a bill for about a year. We’ve kept it quiet but I like to call it the “Alderman-Ramirez Criminal Justice Act” or #ARCJA. It will be a comprehensive Criminal Justice Reform package that will include at minimum the following and @KamalaHarris...
(2)...we hope that if you do defeat us in our election in 2022 that you will consider introducing this bill;
A- Funding for bodycams for all officers in US
B- Citizen advisory boards in all departments
C- Independent investigations of all police shooting-related fatalities...
(3)...D- Financial incentives for departments to begin using #communitypolicing models such as the one overseen by @GayleforCA in her time as mayor of Richmond.
E- Funding for police outreach programs like those out on by @ClovisPolice_CA and @Visaliapd...
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