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Social Security Administration

Medical savings

A recent news item states that the government will pay half of all Americans' medical costs within the next decade. I work with SSA disability decisions all day. Drug abuse, alcohol abuse, and obesity are elements of the majority of disability claims, even those that are denied. It's time to approach these three impairments the way smoking was approached. If the government spends a little money now persuading people... more »

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Executive Office of the President

Require Non-Citizens to pay up front for medical care.

Anyone who is a non-citizen (No matter where they are from) would have to pay up front for medical care or be denied. Pre-paid debit cards would be required and money could be added to them at any time from any source. If a non-citizen went to the ER, they would have to present their pre-paid card or be denied medical care of any kind. The limit to the care would be the limit of the ability to pay in advance. This is... more »

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Department of Veterans Affairs

Timeliness guidelines for GI endoscopy for alarm symptoms

Develop timeliness guidelines for GI endoscopy for alarm symptoms, such as dysphagia, iron deficiency anemia, hematochezia, weight loss

 

This would help GI Endoscopy Units prioritize scheduling and expedite diagnosis of GI cancers. This would decrease the costs of treating cancer, and decrease malpractice suits for delayed diagnosis of cancer.

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