Department of Defense

Save Hundreds/Thousands of Dollars on Health Care Premiums by Offering a 2-Party Health Care Plan

The Federal Government and its employees could save hundreds of dollars each month if there was a 2-Party health care plan option offered, not just a Family plan. I was a single parent for 15 years (just recently married) and all other employment before working for the Government offered 2-Party plans. My insurance premium more than doubled (nearly tripled) going to a Family plan. Besides single parents, there are a lot ...more »

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Department of Health and Human Services

HEALTH CARE PLAN SAVINGS AND INCENTIVES

I suggest a type of proactive incentivised system for health care that would operate in conjunction with the recently passed Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010 (Pub.L. 111-152). Incentives (monetary rewards) -for individuals in the private / public plans who not only get annual check-ups but follow their proimary care doectors generals advise and also follow the advise and care of any specialsists ...more »

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HEALTH CARE PLAN SAVINGS AND INCENTIVES

I suggest a type of proactive incentivised system for health care that would operate in conjunction with the recently passed Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010 (Pub.L. 111-152). Incentives (monetary rewards) -for individuals in the private / public plans who not only get annual check-ups but follow their proimary care doectors generals advise and also follow the advise and care of any specialsists ...more »

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Department of Veterans Affairs

Creat a Culture of Health and Fitness

The VA, as the largest healthcare institution in the U.S. needs to create a culture of health and fitness. Look around VA facilities today, and you will see many overweight and unfit employees. Many of whom are smokers. What kind of message does this send to our patients? How can we expect them to adopt a healthy lifestyle, when it is readily apparent that healthcare employees do not have one? Poor physical and ...more »

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Department of Transportation

Install hidden cameras on all U.S. roads to catch speeders

I suggest you put cameras on all roads in the U.S. This would free up police to do more important things than giving out tickets. It would also give jobs to thousands of people who would make the cameras, install them, maintain them, and send tickets to people who speed. It would cut down on accidents, it would also save on healthcare, not to mention the heartbreak of losing loved ones to accidents. People who get ...more »

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Department of State

Leapfrog opportunity for a secure compact critical combined electronic personal and medical record

Idea: This is a healthcare reform leapfrog opportunity for a secure compact critical combined electronic personal and medical record implemented for federal employees and families seen at Dept of State (DOS) Health Clinics. Dept of State Health Clinics exist worldwide and can individually be considered to be remote small office practices providing preventive and primary care services to a highly mobile population of ...more »

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Department of Veterans Affairs

Consolidate Healthcare Provider Credentialing

I suggest you...Standardize the credentialing process for healthcare providers (Dr.s, PAs, Nurses) across all federal agencies (DOD, VA, IHS, even Medicare), so once you are credentialled you are done. Then if you transfer facilities or agencies there would be a quick way to check and onboard new employees. This would save huge administrative costs and costs associated with delays in the hiring process.

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Department of Defense

Eliminate Unneeded Contractors

Eliminate all contracts for clinical personnel in DoD Medical Treatment Facilities for functions that are already provided in-house. If additional capability is needed, start sending people to networked providers and pay for that service via the TRICARE contracts. Current process to contract for clinical personnel is labor intensive for those who award the contracts, and those that monitor the contracts. Eliminating ...more »

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Department of Veterans Affairs

Health care option to keep funds in government coffers!

VA employees and their families should be given the option to use their Federal Employee Health Benefit to receive health care services at VA medical facilities. I believe this would allow funds to stay within the Federal government coffers. VA medical facilities would also receive our co-payments. My husband died in 2007 after a vehicular accident, which caused traumatic brain injury. VA has cutting edge treatment ...more »

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National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Charge smokers and obese people more for health insurance.

Your individual health insurance premium that is deducted from your paycheck every two weeks depends on the health of your fellow coworkers. If you have coworkers who do not take care of their health well, you end up paying more for your own health insurance. We should provide a financial incentive for people to take better care of themselves and lower healthcare costs for all of their coworkers in the process.

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Department of Veterans Affairs

Flexible Shift Scheduling

I suggest that VA Human Resources develop guidance and rules on scheduling and hiring part time medical professional at VA Clinics and hospitals. Part time medical professionals sharing one authorized FTE slot would permit the VA to offer expanded and more flexible service hours. This would be an ideal way for new professionals just starting out to establish a practice in the morning and work at the VA in the evening. ...more »

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Department of Health and Human Services

Qualified Recipients of Medical Services, a list

I suggest that legal counsel in CMS and/or in the office of the Secretary develop a set of guidelines on the process for obtaining a list of decedents from various data sources. This idea raises numerous privacy issues and would have to be evaluated carefully by legal staff to determine its legal status before it could be implemented. This list of decedents could periodically be compared to purchased medical supplies ...more »

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Department of Veterans Affairs

Selling Surplus VA Capacity

I suggest that consideration be given to selling surplus service capacity in the VA health care system to private contractors. Because of declining numbers of veterans in older age brackets and shifting population, there are some VA facilities that have surplus capacity. This surplus capacity in clinics and in the expensive diagnostic equipment such as MRI's could be leased to medical practitioners on a triple net basis ...more »

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General Services Administration

Scheduling two Shifts of White Collar Workers per Day Instead of One to Cut Overhead Costs and Carbon Footprint by 50%

This idea would also help us avoid future oil spills by becoming less dependent on foreign oil .At the end of the Industrial Revolution our government entered the White Collar Era. We have grown up during the Information Age which morphed into the Digital Age that we are in right now. We seemed to have forgotten the basic concept that made the Industrial Revolution one of the most important events in human history. "Interchangeable ...more »

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Department of Health and Human Services

Gym/Exercise Fees + Flexible Spending

Allow gym and health club membership costs to be tax-deductible with Flex-spending plan. Make it Afforable to invest in your Americans' Health & promote Exercise for young and old. Saves on Healthcare costs by reducing drug costs in a natural way to prevent obesity of all ages. Encourage children to play more sports with the Letsmove.gov program.

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