Showing 31 ideas for tag "health care"

Public-Private Partnerships

Set up a FEDERAL HEALTH PROCESSING system similar to the Federal Reserve.

Make insurance companies conform to a standard (not just similar) claim processing form. Allow any licensed insurance company to process any claim from any other insurer or government agency, then settle on a nightly basis the same way we currently do with banking through the Federal Reserve system. Allow the company that processes the claim a per claim processing fee that is part of the settlement.

Put in similar... more »

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(@dware0)

Rulemaking

Single Payer - Health Care

This is what the vast majority that voted for President Obama wants; a single payer health care system that is sustainable for the foreseeable future.

Why can't we have our REPRESENTATIVES carry out our wishes, and not the wishes of "Big-Business?"

Remember, big-business caused the problem; they no interest in solving that which has made them RICH!

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(@jolly.hobbit)

Legal & Policy Challenges

Discontinue Medical Benefits for Congress and the Senate until Single Payer Health CARE is passed.

Many representatives work hand in hand to KEEP single payer health care from even being represented at meetings. And they also take huge amounts of money in contributions from HMO, Big Pharma and other medical groups. WHY should WE be giving benefits to representatives who work to keep the public from getting help?

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(@wintergreen)

Public-Private Partnerships

Public/Private partnership

This term has been used to mean partnership funding, ownership and running of ....

However, what is really important now is to change the meaning of that term. We now have to have business, government and employees working together.

There has been too much emphasis on the 'business of business is business' and workers should receive less health and retirement benefits as well as loss of income and degraded working conditions... more »

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(@wintergreen)

Legal & Policy Challenges

Health Care

Most people do NOT understand that the 'cost' of health care is not that they are 'using' lots but that the providers are charging at 'what the market can tolerate'.

People are made to feel guilty rather than realize that the 'cost' is what health care expects to receive. This has to change and be EXPLAINED!

For example, I had an ultrasound on my knee done in the US ... $1,500! I had the same ultrasound done in New... more »

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(@chloe658)

Strategic Planning and Budgeting

Stop trying to pass excessive agendas such as health care and cap and trade during economic hardships

Every poll I have ever seen has health care as the very last (about 2% usually) in importance to the American people. I can honestly say I do not want to pay for an illegal alien to go to the emergency room 10 times a week (know for a fact from working in the healthcare field). Also, there are millions of people who do not believe in global warming and scientific data has backed them up on this. For this reason alone... more »

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(@tld53389)

Between Federal Agencies

Consolidate purchasing and administration for prescription benefits for federal health care expenditures

The Federal government already pays for between 40 and 50 percent of the health care in the United States. How? When you include active military, VA, medicare, medicaid, federal employees, children, and disability care, the number ranges between 40 and 50 percent. Yet, the payment structure, administration, and prescription lists are vastly different across programs and agencies. It is a well acknowledged fact that prescription... more »

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(@brettgarrett)

Rulemaking

Single-Payer Health Care should be "on the table"

In the spirit of transparency and accountability, the national health care debate must include an open and honest analysis of Single-Payer Health Care. We need a thorough analysis of Single-Payer and how it would affect the quality and costs of our health care system, compared to other proposals being discussed.

In 2003, Barack Obama stated: "I happen to be a proponent of a Single-Payer universal health care plan. We... more »

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(@vickyrodgers)

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Make a mix (public and private) health care system, just like in France

Here is the way it works:
The government insures you against diseases. You have a choice of all sorts of private insurance for any budget and any need. There are moderators tickets (paid by government if you are poor, paid by the private insurance if you have one) at emergencies room.

If you are sick, you can choose your type of hospital: public, private non-profit or private.

PS: In Canada, health care is managed... more »

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(@bestfalcon)

New Strategies and Techniques

Ilness Prevention Education

Mr. President,

Our current health care system is badly broken. Health insurance companies have made a financial disaster of it, and health care seekers have helped.

Health care costs are overwhelming in the U.S. and yet we trail so many other countries in indexes of health. One of the primary reasons we have such high health costs is that we refuse to take the individually responsible road of self-discipline and... more »

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(@debdaveandpets)

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David McDonell health care plan

I would like to share my ideas regarding national health care with you.

I believe that someone such as the Surgeon General or someone else should determine what a basic health plan (driven by public health care policies) should be. Once such a basic plan is determined all health insurance companies will be required to provide the provisions of such plan to any United States citizen. Insurance companies would be allowed... more »

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(@debdaveandpets)

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health care

I believe that someone such as the Surgeon General should determine what a basic health plan (driven by public health care policies) should be. Once such a basic plan is determined all health insurance companies will be required to provide the provisions of such plan to any United States citizen. Insurance companies would be allowed to charge whatever price they determined is equitable but they would have to charge all... more »

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(@schnippy)

Making Data More Accessible

Better Access to Health Care Statistics

Atul Gawande has article in this week's New Yorker on the reasons why health care costs in one town in Texas were the highest in the nation:

http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2009/06/01/090601fa_fact_gawande

Apart from his larger point on the problem with the profit motive overtaking the imperative to provide the best care in the health care industry, I was very intrigued that all of the people he interviewed in Allen... more »

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(@mrjstarr)

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Obesity Problem

Hi. This is just a rough idea, but I felt I should share it.

Our country is dealing with a huge obesity problem. In short, we need to get this country to exercise.

I think it would be worthwhile for the government to set aside funds to partially subsidize exercise and fitness programs.

While we do have low cost alternatives like the YMCA and public park space for running and jogging that’s clearly not doing enough.... more »

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