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Medical Access

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

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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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High Effiency Hand Dryers

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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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Make all Federal Government facilities non-tobacco campuses

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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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