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Governor Mike Parson @GovParsonMO
I want ALL Missourians to know that if you are sick, we will take care of you.
9:17 AM · Dec 8, 2020
Some of the responses:
What are YOU doing to take care of ALL Missourians? Have you implemented Medicaid expansion? Have you prevented rural hospitals from closing? Have you slowed down COVID transmission?
I’d much rather know that you will help prevent me from getting sick. You know… be preventative with masks instead of reactionary with ICU beds. Crazy talk, eh?
Nurses willl take care of you. This man won’t. Blame him when you can’t find a nurse to be at your bedside.
As my husband gets ready to go to work in the hospital today I want you to know that you are a disgrace to the office of Governor of Missouri. We are drowning out here and you claim to be saving us. Gtfoh.
Remember when you wouldn’t support expanding Medicaid? I’ll wait
Ummmmm….actually not so much.
How did you feel after touring Covid units at hospitals in Missouri? Oh wait, that hasn’t happened yet.
‘Republicans campaigned hard against [medicaid] expansion, with Parson among the most outspoken in opposition.’
Have a statewide mask mandate and watch those numbers go down. Look at Australia, NZ and Taiwan. They’re about back to normal. This is a Failure!
Japan has 20 times Missouri’s population, but has 50% less Covid deaths. They wear masks and their leaders don’t downplay the virus.
… but we won’t do anything to stop you from getting sick.
fixed it for you.
So far away from the reality of normal people, he thinks you can just get medical care without coverage, and doesn’t understand what “medical bankruptcy” is. Prevention, not an option in his world, either.
You heard it here people, just send your medical bills to Gov. Parson. He’s going to take care of it. /s
With all due respect, this is a misleading tweet. We need staff to run those vents and take care of those beds. I work for a busy Level 1 Trauma Center and personally haven’t accepted an ICU patient in weeks. Missourians are going to Iowa, Illinois, South Dakota, etc for care.
“We’ll take care of you”
But only once we actively make ensure that every citizen of Missouri contracts COVID by refusing to do any preventative measures in order to serve our Wall Street donors and sociopathic political ideology.
Can you please also focus on PREVENTING us from getting sick? It is no comfort that help only starts if I get covid. I would prefer to be in a place that prioritizes prevention over emergency medical care.
When is Medicaid expansion going into effect?
A lot of us lost a job this year and find ourselves in the hole where we can’t get Medicaid AND we can’t get any subsidies on the marketplace to afford insurance, so we’re totally screwed.
.. go on… ? Explain how you are actually doing this. Rural & urban areas are overwhelmed this week. Use that CARES money to help suffering people.
Covid is a complete disaster for the rural Midwest and was largely due to your political pandering and inaction. This message is a false promise and we still have no actionable strategies or plans in place. What should we do? Really, make a call.
What if instead you, I don’t know, implemented a mandate that would, just maybe, keep more people safe….so you didn’t HAVE to take care of us. Because what you are saying is not what the healthcare professionals are saying.
That’s a lie. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Remember that oldie but goodie, Mike? This statement is some of your worst lip service yet! MANDATE MASKS like the healthcare workers of this state have been begging you to.
It’s almost as if we’ve mismanaged our way into Medicare for All.
But, as the Post Dispatch reports you continue , and only God knows why, to ignore state wide mitigation efforts, thereby contributing to the continuing spread of Covid in Missouri. This is unbelievable incompetence and dereliction of duty Sir.
Sadly, Missouri elected the Governor it deserves.
Except the seniors who are being held as prisoners and away from their family because of your negligence and incompetence. You will be older one day Governor but as a Christian I will not want the same to be done to you for what you have allowed to be done to them.
Here’s a CRAZY idea, do more to KEEP PEOPLE FROM GETTING SICK with a mask mandate. And I wonder how many people will get sick from your Governor’s Mansion open house? It’s great that you open it to the people of Missouri at Christmas but NOT DURING A PANDEMIC IN A RED COUNTY!
How about putting a plan in place so that people aren’t as likely to get sick and have to go to the hospital. Maybe be proactive instead of reactive when dealing with a deadly pandemic.
How about covering us before we get sick?
That’s great, but when are you going to address the lack of rural hospitals or your lack of action throughout most of the pandemic or even not implementing Medicaid expansion? Words are meaningless without action, Mr. Governor.
Notice he doesn’t reassure that we have enough properly trained critical care physicians, nurses and respiratory therapists.
So you’re going to be volunteering next to nurses in COVID wards to make sure everyone is taken care of?
Oh god, I think I’d rather take my chances w understaffed, overworked nurses than gov heehaw. Thanks for the nightmares
Is that why you fought Medicaid expansion? Here’s a novel idea, why don’t you do something that might PREVENT us from getting sick? LIKE A MASK MANDATE
You kicked thousands of kids off Medicaid.
Oh, that’s a relief. What’s the address of the governor’s mansion for forwarding of ginormous medical bills?
You covering medical expenses too?
Given the republican parties response to Covid19 “take care of you” sounds like a threat.
This tweet is like me telling my kids its OK to play with broken glass because we’ve got plenty of bandaids.
Governor, thank you for not giving in to the pearl clutchers and forcing face diapers on us.
So where do I send my medical bills?🖒
Fact check: this is false.
You need a better stand up routine.
Take care of Missourians how? Free body bag?
By closing rural hospitals?
All?! That sounds pretty… universal.
Is this a joke? Missouri’s handling of COVID has been an embarrassing disaster.
I mean, YOU aren’t taking care of anyone
Making this post takes nerve I’ve never seen before.
Then act like it.
And on and on.
Are you smarter than Missouri’s governor? (March 31, 2020)