Twitter | Search | |
Topher Spiro
Senior Fellow, Economic Policy and VP, Health Policy, . Co-chair, . Personal account, opinions mine.
21,122
Tweets
431
Following
101,290
Followers
Tweets
Topher Spiro Aug 13
Replying to @PeterSullivan4
Medicare Extra? Less than $4. We'll have modeling results in November. Medicare Extra does not shift employer and state financing to the federal government.
Reply Retweet Like
Topher Spiro Aug 13
Reply Retweet Like
Topher Spiro Aug 13
Replying to @PeterSullivan4
I mean, it's not impossible in theory. Is it impossible politically? I don't know. But there's another way to skin the cat: Medicare Extra.
Reply Retweet Like
Topher Spiro Aug 13
This is what we are modeling: Medicare Extra using Maryland's method of all-payer rate setting.
Reply Retweet Like
Topher Spiro Aug 13
Replying to @PeterSullivan4
Right. Universal coverage and additional benefits, lower cost-sharing. The *additional* taxes (beyond payments people already make for health care) is $6 trillion. And that can be dialed down (lower the 100% AV).
Reply Retweet Like
Topher Spiro Aug 13
Going on a twitter hiatus. See you in September!
Reply Retweet Like
Topher Spiro Aug 13
Replying to @PeterSullivan4
Sounds like a good deal
Reply Retweet Like
Topher Spiro retweeted
Topher Spiro Aug 10
This is stunning. New data out today: real wages are in decline, while corporate profits soar, after the GOP tax cuts.
Reply Retweet Like
Topher Spiro retweeted
Roll Call Aug 13
GOP Rep. Robert Goodlatte’s son announced he contributed max to Democrat Jennifer Lewis running for the seat his father is retiring from.
Reply Retweet Like
Topher Spiro retweeted
Yashar Ali 🐘 Aug 12
I will never get over this photo. 1. Corey Lewandowski 2. Omarosa 3. Mooch 4. Rob Porter 5. Gorka
Reply Retweet Like
Topher Spiro retweeted
Jessica Morse Aug 7
Congressman thinks pre-existing conditions are "nuisances". He thinks our neighbors who were born with a pre-existing condition, something in their very DNA, should be punished with high costs like a bad driver would be.
Reply Retweet Like
Topher Spiro retweeted
Rep. Joe Kennedy III Aug 12
In the last year this nation has learned time and again that hatred and bigotry will never be a match for the unstoppable force of equality and justice. Today we remember Heather Heyer and all who have sacrificed for the kind of country we believe in.
Reply Retweet Like
Topher Spiro retweeted
Swing Left Aug 12
Congratulation to Democratic nominee , ready to fight for Kansas where her GOP opponent just knuckles down to his donors. Help her flip :
Reply Retweet Like
Topher Spiro retweeted
Topher Spiro Aug 6
REPEAL 👏🏼 IS 👏🏼 ON 👏🏼 THE 👏🏼 BALLOT REPEAL 👏🏼 IS 👏🏼 ON 👏🏼 THE 👏🏼 BALLOT REPEAL 👏🏼 IS 👏🏼 ON 👏🏼 THE 👏🏼 BALLOT REPEAL 👏🏼 IS 👏🏼 ON 👏🏼 THE 👏🏼 BALLOT
Reply Retweet Like
Topher Spiro retweeted
Gil Cisneros Aug 12
The has always been about massive tax breaks for corporations because DC Republicans are beholden to special interests. That's why I'm not taking PAC money & it's why families in can trust me to fight for them.
Reply Retweet Like
Topher Spiro retweeted
Ana Navarro Aug 12
. Remember her name. She was killed a year ago while raising her voice against white supremacists. She lost her life defendibg American values. Live like Heather.
Reply Retweet Like
Topher Spiro Aug 11
Democrats have tons of candidates with super interesting backgrounds. and are former CIA officers, for example. This should be a priority
Reply Retweet Like
Topher Spiro Aug 11
Bob Corker's one big principle was the budget deficit. A conservative principle, I might add. He caved and voted to explode the deficit. He's not even running for reelection and had NOTHING TO LOSE! Weak.
Reply Retweet Like
Topher Spiro Aug 11
Replying to @jjseagle
Yes. Doing that within even 10 years would put most hospitals out of business.
Reply Retweet Like
Topher Spiro Aug 11
Replying to @jjseagle
It's an issue of where you're starting from. We would be implementing single payer when costs are already high. We can constrain the *growth* but it's difficult to radically cut the *level* of costs to European levels.
Reply Retweet Like