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Department of Health and Human Services

An Ounce of Asthma Prevention is Worth a Pound of Cure

The ratio is about right! Sixteen ounces make up one pound. Asthma intervention programs work. The scientific evidence is clear and undeniable. For every dollar spent on asthma intervention in children, we can save between 10 and 35 dollars in medical costs. But it is not just about drugs; an effective asthma program must also incorporate education programs and home intervention. These services are not currently... more »

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Medicare insurance

Medicare and all its fixings should be offered to all federal employees and families, and all retired federal employees. Offering the coverage to more people may allow for lower costs in the long run.

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Stop outsourcing communications jobs

Why are we paying PR, marketing/communications and translations firms thousands of dollars for jobs we can do in house? They are not expert in subject matters and often develop materials, campaigns and translation that need to be corrected by us. If we have the staff here – why are we paying overpriced contractors?

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Internal Contracting Processes

At CMS, we use hard copies of contract documents to pass around to the various different components for sign-off. I think that instead of doing that, we should use the HHS portal, which allows employees who are working on the same projects to share documents on one site. This could potentially save dollars on printer toner, copy/printer paper, and resources running documents from one component to another. It's a simple... more »

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