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Mandatory Organ Donor

I think that instead of people opting to be organ donors it should just be assumed that people are organ donors, and then they can opt out of being organ donors if they really feel strongly about it. I know that I always mean to fill out the organ donor form when I get my drivers license but I usually forget.

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New Strategies and Techniques

Government Insurance

Instead of bailing out banks and auto industry why doesn't the government set up a government health insurance business and offer that to people in the US... Instead of insurance companies profiting from us, why not set up a self insurance program for Americans? This would be the only thing that I would nationalize if I was Obama!

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Healthcare networking

Create a network of nutritionists, dieticians, chiropractors, fitness trainers, and massage therapists to work collaboratively in preventive medicine. Facilitate a means for these providers to be compensated by insurance plans or a public option choice. This network would provide invaluable information and treatment that would teach people how to be healthy or get healthy.
Such a network would serve to prevent illnesses... more »

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Communications Strategies

Save MILLIONS of $$$ Using YourNurseIsOn.com to communicate with all Federal Healthcare employees- VA, BOP, NIH, Etc.- Stop wast

YourNurseIsOn.com can help the USA government save MILLIONS of dollars and THOUSANDS of hours WASTED on unproductive phone calls to healthcare providers. Our new technology allows you to instantly contact and confirm your healthcare providers by text, email and phone communications! EASY, FAST and Saves Time and Money. Would be Ideal for the Veteran's Administration, Bureau of Prisons, National Institutes of Health and... more »

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Remove health insurance from the pervue of the employer

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Employers being responsible for providing health insurance dates back to WW2. At that time, insurance was relatively inexpensive and quickly became a common benefit/perk. With annual average increases in the double digits, the health care costs are crippling and bankrupting many of our companies.

The premium quoted by insurance companies licensed in your state... more »

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Congressman Ron Paul's Take on Healthcare

Date: 6/18/2009

Ron Paul: I’d like to talk a little bit about the medical care crisis that we’re facing. Sometimes I’d like to think that it may be a government crisis rather than a medical care crisis, but we do have a mess in medicine and there is a lot of talk about what’s going on, not only throughout the country but here in Washington.

But first I’d like to describe how I see the problem developing and what... more »

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Public-Private Partnerships

Electronic Medical Records in a small family practice - case study

I know a two person family practice in MI that has completely integrated Electronic Medical Records in the practice and is in the process of qualifying for the "Patient Centered Medical Home" and NCQA Level three certifications ... check with your health care folks ... this is a BIG deal.

They have done it all on their own and would be a great case study of how EMR can work in Primary Care ... even without massive... more »

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New Strategies and Techniques

Fitness Incentive Healthcare

Let's create a national healthcare system, that is single payer, but has cost reduction incentives for being healthy. For example, let's say the healthcare premium is $100/month. If you purchase more fresh fruits, veggies and meats (Rather than fast food) and commute to work on your bike, or exercise regularly, your monthly premium can be reduced to $80/month. Or perhaps there are credits you can earn based on healthy... more »

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Public-Private Partnerships

Community Social Service Summit

Oregon has developed a unique approach to Social Services and Health Care for Seniors, Disabled, and those in poverty. It is a fundamental belief that communities are in a much better position to determine and provide these services - Portland social service needs are not the same as Molalla social service needs. The Community-Based approach includes the recent Community Congress held in Clackamas County to advise the... more »

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Healthcare Improvement (let the patients sleep)

Most hospitals could use a good comfortability expert (or if you prefer, a usability expert).

Let's see, it was about 9 o'clock at night when the nurse came into a semi-private hospital room where I was sitting with a patient I knew. The other patient, an elderly woman who was hard of hearing, was woken up so she could sign a consent form that would make it quicker for her doctor to review her records. That, by itself,... more »

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Legal & Policy Challenges

Mandate an 8 Hour Workday for Doctors and Nurses

One of the major, but little mentioned problems with our healthcare system is the widespread practice of having 12 hour shifts for Nurses. Doctors can put in much longer hours. Does this make any sense to anyone? Is it any surprise that health-endangering... or life-ending mistakes are made by tired, overworked Doctors and Nurses?

The 12 hour shift in hospitals is a major public health hazard. Doctors and Nurses... more »

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Public-Private Partnerships

Get the government out of private business

That's right. Get out!

The government's meddling in business directly lead to the housing bust and the credit crisis, thereby directly causing 2 of the big 3 automakers to go bust and be taken over by the government, which will now DICTATE how these "private" businesses operate.

Get out!

and you want to take over the healthcare industry, which is about 17% of our economy.

Get OUT!

We know this is about... more »

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Legal & Policy Challenges

Healthcare

Lets create laws that require health care providers (doctors, clinics etc) to publish the dollars/rate they will charge on their products and services -- just like the rest of the free capital markets work. Every consumer can then compare the quality and price and pay according to what they can afford.

There is no transparency in the pricing of health care services, today. Everything is hidden behind insurance bills... more »

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