Health policy wonks spread Valentine's Day love on Twitter

Topics: Health Care Reform, Insurance, Care Delivery, Care Models, Politics and Policy

Sam Bernstein, Senior Staff Writer

It's that time of year again—Valentine's Day. And while some people will be professing their love to that someone special, health policy wonks are taking to Twitter to declare their (nerdy) love for everything from bundled payments to antibiotic stewardship with the #HealthPolicyValentine hashtag.

The annual Twitter tradition started in 2012 when then HHS staffer Emma Sandoe came up with the idea on her commute home. Sandoe thought "it would be funny to tweet one 'health policy valentine' everyday until Valentine's Day." After Sandoe started she "couldn't stop."

Soon other health care wonks started tweeting their own valentines, and the rest is history. Here are some of this year's best for your reading (and retweeting) pleasure.