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Legislative Branch

Provide Medicaid/Medicare reimb. to Certified Nurse Practioners

Certified Nurse Practioners should be reimbursed by the federal government for providing medicaid/medicare services.

With a limited scope of practice, lower cost, far lower instances of mistakes, prevention-based care model, Certified Nurse Practioners (CNPs) should be reimbursed. This would lead to significant savings in an area that will only become more expensive as the population ages.

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Legislative Branch

Ban Smoking on all Federal Property Grounds (Owned or Leased)

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) puts a $3,391 price tag on each employee who smokes: $1,760 in lost productivity and $1,623 in excess medical expenditures. In addition, estimated costs associated with secondhand smoke‚Äôs effects on nonsmokers can add up to $490 per smoker per year. On average, smokers miss 6.16 days of work per year due to sickness (including smoking related acute and chronic... more »

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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 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

Pointless Medical Research

There are real medical issues that impact Americans; diabetes, cancer, AIDS and scores of others. With that in mind, why in the world would we consider wasting money on research with no impact on quality of life or the fighting of health problems? For example, the National Institutes of Health funded:

"The Association Between Penis Size and Sexual Health Among Men Who Have Sex with Men."

The study reported, among... more »

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Department of Defense

Save $1.4 Billion in contracts, Eliminate mandatory PT sessions!

Eliminate mandatory PT sessions. On average 2 hours per day, 3 times a week, 52 weeks a year is given to every AF member to maintain fitness levels. By eliminating this time the Air Force would reclaim a low estimated 98,779,200 man hours annually. This figure does not include savings from medical bills from injuries, and man-hours wasted by USAF safety offices investigating sprained ankles and knee injuries.

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Department of Defense

High Effiency Hand Dryers

High Efficiency hand dryers should be required by all federal agencies in order to save significant amounts of money on janitorial services contracts as well as maintain compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act. The use of automatic hand dryers can significantly reduce the amount of paper towels used in public restrooms, which can lead to significant reductions in operating cost, waste, and the overall impact... more »

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Department of Defense

Make all Federal Government facilities non-tobacco campuses

Restaurants, bars, hospitals, school campuses, state offices, other business have gone NO SMOKING. Smoking causes: dependency, cancer, emphysema, chronic bronchitis, bad breath, yellow fingers, wrinkles, is a major risk factor for heart problems/ stroke. More deaths are caused each year by tobacco use than by all deaths from HIV, illegal drug use, alcohol use, motor vehicle injuries, suicides, and murders combined.... more »

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