Tuesday, February 12, 2019

The water is wide: Health Policy Valentines 2019

Postscript, Feb. 17: Inspired by an inhalation, one ex post factoid #HealthPolicyValentine:



                                                                 Roses are comely,
                                                                 Lilies are aromatic.
                                                                 Enrollment in Medicare at birth
                                                                 May soon be automatic.

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Love grows old, and waxes cold...but HealthPolicyValentines must be maintained (or endured) year over year.  So here we go again, with a cache that should grow through 2/14.

For those who never get enough, here's Health Policy Valentines (2018) Love Knows No Repeal (2017),  Love in the Time of Obamacare (2016), love, 2015, and first love, 2014.

Untriggered warning: many of these are valentines to Twitter's healthcare stalwarts. I'll leave the footnotes to the Norton anthologist...

The water is wide,
I cannot get o'er.
Universal healthcare
Is on the far shore.

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Courting is pleasure,
And parting is grief,
But a Utah legislator
Is worse than a thief.

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Medicare for All
Is your fantasy lover.
Medicare E
May get everyone covered.

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A cock must crow,
A spider must climb.
A Gaba must track rate requests
In real time.

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ACA. QHP. HSA. CSR.
STLD. AHQR.
Lost in the healthcare acronym forest?
Google your search term
AND "Louise Norris."

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Clematis spreads quickly
And so does Wisteria.
Vaccinate your children
For measles mumps diphtheria.

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Trump's rogue regime, alas,
Has not been put to bed yet.
On the other hand, the ACA
Isn't dead yet.

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Medicare E, Medicare X,
Medicare Extra, Medicare Next,
Medicare for All, Medicare for Most,
Medicare's the future; Medicare's toast...
White is the lily, pink the azalea,
I want the Medicare they have in Australia

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Blue is the violet,
White is the phlox,
You can't study healthcare
Sans Cynthia Cox.

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Medicaid work rqs
are bad, with no "maybe."
Judy Solomon won't let you
divide that baby

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Twitter is no place
to get professorial.
And yet, you can get learned
in a Levitt twittorial.


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A lily may delight you
and a rose, enthrall.
But rage is often called for
when you read E. Rosenthal.

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Attention, New Yorkers!
Uninsured, got a pulse?
Go to EnrollNYC
and get insured by Mina Schultz

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Parsing Medicare options
is no job for dolts.
Need the right mix of plans?
DM Josh Schultz

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Caution! Dave Anderson
will make your head explode.
"Partial Medicaid expansion
will juice the silver load."

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Hollyhocks are stately,
Dahlias are regal.
Seema's waiver concepts
are illegal.

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Tom Price wasn't right
for this nation's health.
Thanks, Pradhan and Diamond
who sussed him out by stealth

   *     *     *

When partisan passion
has some of us blinded
get facts from @citizencohn
the fair-minded.

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Brains are synaptic,
Hearts are systolic.
To keep them in sync
always read Hharold Pollack

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