Twitter users poke fun at the industry's biggest headlines with #HealthPolicyValentines

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As in past years, healthcare wonks and influences took to Twitter this week to share their best #HealthPolicyValentines. (Alan O'Rourke/CC BY 2.0)

To many people, Valentine’s Day is a day for romantic gestures—or at the very least, a hearty helping of chocolate.

But to healthcare influencers, academics and reporters on Twitter, it’s also a time to break out their best witticisms for #HealthPolicyValentines.

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Many of the tweets this year concerned the buzzed-about administrative changes that the Trump administration has supported, including Medicaid work requirements:

The expansion of short-term health insurance plans:

And essential health benefits (which the administration may give states more power to define):

The Graham-Cassidy-Heller-Johnson bill—which is making headlines again after the Trump administration’s 2019 budget proposal called for reviving it—merited a mention:

Other topical tweets concerned the buzzed-about Amazon-Berkshire Hathaway-JPMorgan healthcare venture:

Still another referenced the private-plane scandal that took down erstwhile Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price:

Health IT got some love as well, with a well-known healthcare journal referencing one of the industry’s biggest challenges:

And finally, the push for quality—and all the reporting requirements that come with it—got a shoutout of its own: