Legislative Branch

Return to the Constitution

The government should return to following the Constitution and only perform those duties given to the federal government. Repeal Obamacare, phase out social security and medicare, close the department of education, and that's just a beginning. The federal government is only supposed to have a limited role. Return to that role and it won't need a huge amount of funds.

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ELIMINATE 5 MONTH WAITING PERIOD FOR SSADI & 2 YEAR WAITING PERIOD FOR MEDICARE

Eliminate the 5 month waiting period for all SSADIB beneficiaries. Why is it that if you worked all your life you are penalized with a waiting period for DIB? But if you are an SSIDI beneficiary who never worked a day in your life you are paid right away with NO waiting period! Same goes for medicare, SSADIB folks have to wait TWO YEARS for Medicare but SSIDI folks get Medicaid RIGHT AWAY! This is totally unfair to every ...more »

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Department of Health and Human Services

Enhance and incentivize identification of Medicare fraud

Periodically send each Medicare / Medicaid recipient a listing of common characteristics of fraudulent providers (e.g. billing for services not actually provided, listing medications and equipment not actually provided, etc.) and provide advice on how to report the fraud. Add the incentive of up to $50,000 tax-free reward tailored to the magnitude of fraud that they report which is validated upon investigation. Implement ...more »

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Department of Housing and Urban Development

Assisted Living Draft

I suggest a collaborative study between HUD and Health and Human Services (HHS)on an idea I call an assisted living draft. This idea necessarily implies a cooperative agreement between the two agencies so the first objective would be to hold a meeting between the two agencies to investigage the feasibility of an assisted living draft. Under certain circumstances, HHS and/or Medicare will pay for nursing home care ...more »

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Social Security Administration

Upgrade Social Security & Medicare computer systems to add fields for additional addresses

With an increase in the population over 65 as well as increase in disesase like dementia and Alzheimers, the Social Security and Medicare computer systems are not serving this population efficiently. Social Security and Medicare computer systems need to add the capability to send correspondence to a legal representative, such as a family member, at a different address (and in a different state) than the beneficiary. ...more »

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Social Security Administration

Closing the 3-month State Buy-In Gap

I suggest that we find a way to close the 3 month gap that it takes the state to inform Social Security that they have stopped the State Buy-In Program that pays for Medicare Part B Premiums. This causes the claimant to pay three months of premiums without any knowledge of this happening causing an undue hardship especially in these times. If we could have a immediate contact from the states so that we can at least start ...more »

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Medicare Premium Notice

Revising the Medicare Premium Notice (bill) to make it clear and comprehensive will provide better customer service to beneficiaries and reduce program costs. Currently the notice: (1) doesn’t always show the appropriate timeframe that is being billed (2) doesn’t have the special messages on the front of the notice, it’s on the back (3) doesn’t show the actual monthly premium due. When beneficiaries have questions ...more »

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Department of Health and Human Services

Compete Medicare MAC Contracts as a Mulitple Award ID/IQ

The Medicare Administrative Contracts (MAC) are the contracts that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) use to process claims submitted to Medicare on behalf of the Medicare beneficiaries. CMS has divided the country into 15 MAC regions for processing Medicare Part A and B claims and into 4 MAC regions for processing Durable Medical Equipment claims. Currently, the process used by CMS is that each contract ...more »

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Department of Education

Student Career Path Aptitude

I suggest that every person who wants to go into a given health care career (EMT, nursing home care, nursing home administration, nursing of any kind, emergency room care, doctor, alzheimer's/dementia care unit, etc) find out before they get too deep into college/training if they have the empathy and caring to handle the rigors of the job they are getting into. How to do this? “Volunteer” and get student credit for ...more »

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Department of Health and Human Services

The Humana/Medicare Advantage Program-No Advantage

I suggest that you get rid of the Humana/Medicare Advantage conflict-of-interest program, and go back to what people spent their working lives acquiring---a bona fide medicare program and the supplemental insurance program they signed up for. The doctors are not getting paid under this program, the patients are paying 300-400% what they were paying under the old program for less care, and some "doctor" in Humana is making ...more »

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Social Security Administration

Social Security

As Newsweek writes, “(We) can talk all (we) want about eliminating waste, fraud, and abuse (in government). But the truth is, we could pull the plug on the entire federal bureaucracy and it would barely make a difference (to government deficits and debt). The real problem is runaway costs in three sacred entitlement programs: Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security.” Clearly, cutting benefits would be unfair to those ...more »

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Decrease Frequency of Medicare Summary Notices and Medicare Drug Program Changes

Decrease Frequency of the Medicare Summary Notices to recipients every 6 months instead of every 3 months. Four pages mailed every month to every Medicare recipient even if there is only 1 entry for services rendered. The issuance of this MSN costs more than the services rendered. Also, do not allow the Medicare drug insurance companies to change their coverage on drugs all year long. It should be done only in the ...more »

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