For 10 years, health policy wonks have been celebrating Valentine's Day on Twitter with #HealthPolicyValentines.
The tradition started in 2012 when former HHS staffer Emma Sandoe found herself inspired to "tweet one 'health policy valentine' every day until Valentine's Day." It wasn't long before others joined in, filling Twitter with rhymes and poems on everything health care related.
Since then, #HealthPolicyValentines has become a tradition, and we've picked our 10 favorites from this year:
Roses are red— Rep. Lauren Underwood (@RepUnderwood) February 9, 2022
Violets are blue
Everyone deserves access to health care
And lower out-of-pocket costs, too #HealthPolicyValentines
Roses are red— Arielle Levin Becker (@ariellelb) February 9, 2022
Kermit is green
To be your valentine
I’ll need proof of vaccine #HealthPolicyValentines
AP Stylebook vs. Chicago?— Kara Jones (@KaraLynneJones) February 9, 2022
Please don't be absurd.
All the real ones know
"Health care" isn't one word.#HealthPolicyValentines
this is just to say -— Zaida Dedolph Piecoro (@ZaidaDedolph) February 9, 2022
i have taken
the rapid test
that was in
and which you
because they're too damn hard to find right now.
in my face.#HealthPolicyValentines
I came here tonight because when you realize you are going to spend the rest of your life trying to get reimbursed for an at-home COVID test, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible. #HealthPolicyValentines— Dania Palanker (@DaniaPal) February 8, 2022
Some people send a rose— Ezra Golberstein (@EGolberstein) February 10, 2022
Others, a carnation
But all I really want is
An Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation#HealthPolicyValentines
roses are red,— Asha Samuel (@ashaesamuel) February 9, 2022
what I’m going to say is true:
health care is two words
and a human right too #HealthPolicyValentines
Females are hens— Charles #GetCovered-ba 🩺 (@charles_gaba) February 10, 2022
Males are called rooster
If you want to come near me
Please get a booster#HealthPolicyValentines
Waiting for the pediatric adcom— Walid Gellad, MD MPH (@walidgellad) February 11, 2022
is like waiting for you after a summer apart.
I know you will eventually tell me everything,
Because if you don’t, it will break my heart.#HealthPolicyValentines