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Department of Defense

Medical Access

Thanks to BRAC, many installations have been shut down or dropped to clinics. With no ER or acute services, many bases have contracted with local hospitals to offer care. Some even have contracts for military surgeons to do surgeries in the civilian hospital because there are no places left for the military surgeon to practice and they need to take care of their patients. These contracts have been designed that some military... more »

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Department of Justice

Allow Physician-assisted suicide for inmates

Many states allow Physician-assisted suicide, why not allow inmates with diagnosed with terminal illness to have a Physician-assisted them in suicide. This would cut down on medical cost and Hospice care. Also allow inmates serving life sentence to also commit Physician-assisted suicide. The BOP stops inmates from killing them self. If you wish to end your life why don’t let them end it with dignity. The population in... more »

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Legislative Branch

Build Hospitals (Not Jails) for Mental Illness

In the early 1970's many mental institutions were closed and many of those patients ended up on the streets. Now many of these patients are in our Federal, State, and Municipal Jails. Our Judicial and Prison Systems are over-burdened with people that should have been treated psychologically in a hospital that specializes in mental illness. Many more are on our streets living in sub standard conditions. Most of them... more »

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Department of Veterans Affairs

Legalize all Drugs

This alone would end our budget crisis. The people that are using them use them already anyway illegally. Police could focus there time on more serious issues like murders and child molestors. I never have used drugs and still wouldn't if they were legal and I think a lot of people feel the way I do. Why shouldn't we legalize them tax them and the government makes money instead of these huge drug cartels all over... more »

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Department of Health and Human Services

Require Medicare and Medicaid Providers to be Vaccinated for Flu

The Department of Defense (DoD) properly requires that all its health care providers be vaccinated against influenza. This not only greatly reduces risk of their being infected, but also prevents their inadvertently infecting those they care for and come in contact. Thus the DoD hospitals' staff herd immunity benefits the rest of the population. However, those providers who provide taxpayer-supported programs are not... more »

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Department of Health and Human Services

Tobacco-free Government

Prohibit the use of tobacco products on ALL federal property, both owned and leased, indoors and outdoors. This idea should be implemented across ALL federal agencies. This will reduce litter, reduce healthcare costs, reduce health insurance costs, reduce fires, and allow people to breathe air free of tobacco pollution.

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