Life Insurance International lists five of the top tweets on Covid-19 insurance in Q4 2020 based on data from GlobalData’s Influencer Platform.
These top tweets were chosen from influencers as tracked by GlobalData’s Influencer Platform, which is based on a scientific process that works on pre-defined parameters. Influencers are selected after a deep analysis of the influencer’s relevance, network strength, engagement, and leading discussions on new and emerging trends.
Top tweets on Covid-19 insurance in Q4 2020
1. Joy Reid’s tweet on the repeal of Obamacare health insurance being against the interest of patients with pre-existing Covid-19
Joy Reid, an American television host, tweeted on how the Supreme Court’s verdict against the Affordable Care Act (ACA), popularly known as Obamacare health insurance, could go against the interest of patients with Covid-19 as a pre-existing condition.
Reid noted that the Trump administration’s herd immunity approach to handling the Covid-19 pandemic could leave millions of people dead. She added that repeal of Obamacare could further leave more than eight million people with Covid-19 as a pre-existing condition, without any health insurance amid the pandemic.
The decision to revoke ACA would make the American citizens vulnerable to outrageous medical bills, higher insurance premium charges and bankruptcy, potentially leading to higher Covid-19 death counts, she added.
And what happens to the millions of people his court strips of Obamacare including the 8+ million who now have coronavirus as a pre-existing condition? Republicans fundamentally believe insurance cos should refuse coverage and charge at will. How many would die or go bankrupt?
— Joy-Ann Pro-Democracy & Masks Reid 😷 (@JoyAnnReid) October 25, 2020
Username: Joy-Ann Pro-Democracy & Masks Reid
Twitter handle: @JoyAnnReid
2. Alex Macheras’ tweet on Ethiopian Airlines providing medical insurance for Covid-19 positive passengers
Alex Macheras, an aviation analyst, tweeted on how Ethiopian Airlines has introduced a new global insurance cover for passengers related to Covid-19 that includes repatriation, evacuation and quarantine costs.
If any passenger gets diagnosed with Covid-19 during travel with the airline, the insurance covers up to €100,000 ($117,238) of their medical expenses along with the quarantine costs for up to 14 days with per day cost of up to €150 ($175.8). The medical insurance covers all the international flights booking with the airlines until 31 March 2021.
New: Ethiopian Airlines become the latest airline to introduce #COVID19 cover for passengers — insurance includes costs for repatriation, evacuation, quarantine for all passengers, and medical expenses up to $100,000.
— Alex Macheras (@AlexInAir) October 5, 2020
Username: Alex Macheras
Twitter handle: @AlexInAir
3. Dr Nisreen Alwan’s tweet on fear and stigma associated with Covid-19 diagnosis
Dr Nisreen Alwan, an associate professor at the University of Southampton, tweeted on how the fear and stigma associated with the diagnosis of Covid-19 is affecting people’s behaviour.
Dr Alwan opined that being diagnosed with Covid-19 incites the fear of being considered irresponsible and shunned by the society. The person would not be allowed to do his regular day-to-day tasks such as work, care and exercise and will be isolated in quarantine. Even more, the diagnosis may take a toll on the individual’s income and insurance cover.
Dr Alwan believes that all the Covid related fear and stigmas should be openly discussed for the welfare of society.
Let’s openly talk about fear & stigma attached to #COVID19 diagnosis. Stigma about being labelled with reckless behaviour. Others avoiding you. Being penalised for your illness (insurance, income). Fear of being prevented from doing what matters most to u (work, care, exercise).
— Dr Nisreen Alwan 🌻 (@Dr2NisreenAlwan) October 2, 2020
Username: Dr Nisreen Alwan
Twitter handle: @Dr2NisreenAlwan
4. Andre Picard’s tweet on poor working conditions of home care workers during the pandemic
Andre Picard, a health columnist, shared an article on the working conditions of home healthcare workers in the US during the Covid-19 pandemic. The home care workers take care of the most vulnerable patients, including the elderly, disabled and out-of-hospital patients and play a crucial role in response to the Covid-19 pandemic.
The home care workers, which make up a workforce of approximately 2.3 million, have been highly neglected by the administration despite working in a high-risk condition. They often face PPE shortages at their workplace and receive low wages without overtime, sick leave, hazard pay, and insurance coverage, the article highlighted.
‘Can’t afford not to work – even without PPE' — Home care workers have been key to the #Covid19 response, but they often work for low wages and without overtime, hazard pay, sick leave or insurance, by @emcahan https://t.co/dzkADZxOIa #guardian
— André Picard (@picardonhealth) October 17, 2020
Username: André Picard
Twitter handle: @picardonhealth
5. Larry Levitt’s tweet on the impact of ACA repeal on patients with Covid-19 as a pre-existing condition
Larry Levitt, the executive vice president for health policy at Kaiser Family Foundation, shared an article on how the overturn of ACA could lead to insurance discrimination for patients with Covid-19 as a pre-existing condition.
The health insurers would be able to turn down, charge more or completely exclude the coverage for Covid-19 and associated symptoms in their insurance plans, if the ACA is repealed. They could also discriminate against the insuree who often gets tested for Covid-19 as part of workplace protocols as they are at higher risk of getting infected, the article noted.
It won't be an issue for President Trump. But for many others with COVID-19, they now have a pre-existing condition that could lead to insurance discrimination if the ACA is overturned.https://t.co/yObG71IHmA
— Larry Levitt (@larry_levitt) October 2, 2020
Username: Larry Levitt
Twitter handle: @larry_levitt