Every year, health policy wonks and healthcare professionals alike look forward to February 14 and the annual tradition of #HealthcarePolicyValentines—the hilarious tweets the fuse love with healthcare nerdery. We rounded up some of this year's best. Warning: Some nerdier than others.
For you, enrollment in my heart will *always* be open. #healthpolicyvalentines— Deborah Roseman (@roseperson) February 12, 2015
most plans are Silver some plans are Gold Medicare's for everyone when we get old #healthpolicyvalentines— Seth Trueger (@MDaware) February 12, 2015
Let's see if we can turn this risk corridor into a frisk corridor. #healthpolicyvalentines (I confess, I've used this one before)— Sy Mukherjee (@the_sy_guy) February 12, 2015
You may not have standing to be my Valentine, but you'll always be a King to me. #healthpolicyvalentines— Joe Colucci (@wonkinakilt) February 12, 2015
Aint no deductible hi enough no reference price low enough no network narrow enough to keep me from getting to you #healthpolicyvalentines— Janet Weiner (@weinerja) February 12, 2015
I love you like an Oklahoma moderate Republican loves Medicaid expansion: Privately, but I'm scared to tell everyone #healthpolicyvalentines— Jaclyn Cosgrove (@jaclyncosgrove) February 12, 2015
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