Department of Homeland Security

Healthier Federal Employees, More Government Savings

DHS HQ is located in a suburban area of Washington, DC, where one has to walk over a mile if they plan on eating lunch off campus. There is one cafeteria on campus which serves almost exlcusively hamburgers, pizza, philly cheesesteaks, chicken tenders, soda...you get the point. If there was as strong a movement to put healthy foods in our government cafeterias as there is to put healthy foods in our schools, the health... more »

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Department of Justice

Eliminate Elective Surgeries for Inmates

I have worked in the prison system for over 10 years and I have to question why we spend hundreds of thousands of dollars performing elective surgeries on inmates that have lived with their conditions for years. We could eliminate millions of dollars and cut significant government spending by screening inmates on their initial incarceration and documenting their existing medical conditions. Why is the government responsible... more »

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Social Security Administration

Stop Selling Soda and Junk Food in Federal Buildings

Similar to Michelle Obama's push for getting schools to provide healthier eating options to children, the federal government should also promote good nutrition by limiting the availability of unhealthy food in federal facilities. For example, vending machines would no longer offer sugary drinks or other types of junk food such as candy bars and potato chips, which would be replaced with healthier items. Those who wish... more »

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Legislative Branch

Veterans & Military Health Care Merging

Both the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) & the Military Health System (MHS) have vastly more expensive healthcare delivery costs than the private sector. Each has an annual budget of over 50 billion dollars meaning that over $2B/veteran is spent on health care in the VA and roughly $5B/MHS beneficiary. Pretty ridiculous, eh? We should merge the two healthcare delivery programs of the VHA & MHS (VA & DoD) to try... more »

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