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Annual #HealthPolicyValentines Twitter Hashtag Roasts Health Care Policy for Valentine's Day

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Health policy may not always be sexy — and it’s certainly complicated — but there’s a good reason to make it part of your Valentine’s Day tradition thanks to a viral Twitter hashtag.

In an annual trend initially started by health policy expert Emma Sandoe, Twitter users are again sharing their best #HealthPolicyValentines this year. Written in the tradition of the timeless poem, “Roses are red, violets are blue,” people are formulating their best love notes to U.S. health care policy, from drug pricing smackdowns to chronic illness advocacy, sharing helpful health tips and raising awareness.

Ahead of November’s presidential election where health care reform will take center stage, this viral hashtag highlights some of the key issues to keep in mind, while serving up a little humor along the way. Plus, just like memes, these humorous poems will make you laugh at the ridiculousness of a difficult health care system, which may be a nice reprieve, especially if you live with a chronic illness, disability or mental health condition.

So this Valentine’s Day, cozy up to someone you love and prepare to chortle (or rage) at all the love letters these clever Twitter users composed about health care (or lack thereof) in the United States.

Here’s what people shared:

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Article updated Feb. 17, 2020.

Originally published: February 14, 2020
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