From Planet Twitter and its expanding, earthquake-prone continent of healthcare, here’s what people, pundits, reporters and politicos of all sorts had to say this past week, in commentary and observations distilled or crammed into 140 characters.
Among conservatives and libertarians choice was a recurring theme, while a lot of liberals were defending reproductive rights and remarking on healthcare quality and spending. Also, there’s a few Tweets on debates from across the Atlantic that are relevant here, about biking and health in France and healthcare for immigrants in Spain.
Physician's Weekly @physicianswkly
Survey finds 54 percent of patients are comfortable with healthcareproviders seeking advice from online communities.
James Ellsmoor @jellsmoor
First experience of the U.S. healthcare system and afraid to say it but I'm pretty impressed...
Garance Franke-Ruta @thegarance
Increased Access to Health Care May Decrease Abortions -- the Massachusetts experience Romney should be running on
French gov't reckons it would save €15bil a year on healthcarecosts if 10% of journeys were made by bicycle
Aser García Rada @AserGRada
Spanish doctors protest against law that excludes immigrants from public healthcare | BMJ
Megan McArdle @asymmetricinfo
I'm so old I remember when folks angrily asked why I had this crazy belief that Obamacare would lead to price controls
59% of VA voters happy to pay 14 cents extra for a Papa John's pizza so employees can have health care, 22% wouldn't:
When Obama gets healthcare squared away, he needs to start working on my Verizon bill.
Jennifer Gunter @DrJenGunter
Paid $16 in Canada for a wine that costs $10 in US. I'd rather pay out the nose for wine than healthcare.
Paleo Approved Inc. @PaleoApproved
Medicine is not healthcare. Food is healthcare. Medicine is sickcare. Remember that.
Depending on the MSM for accurate information is almost as foolish as depending on the government for your healthcare.
Mitt 2012. Because America needs a president who didn't get bin Laden, didn't want to save General Motors and hates his own health care plan