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Department of Veterans Affairs

Health Care Savings for all government employees and Congress

Enroll all employees into the VA Health Care System, except for persons whose residence is geographically challenged to travel to a VA Medical Center. A portion of the projected health benefit costs could be appropriated to the VA to enhance services, where needed, for our veterans and our government employees. It would save taxpayer, and employees' families money, and send a message of confidence in the health care... more »

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VA Consolidated Appointment Mail Processing

The creation of a VA Consolidated Appointment Mail Processing (CAMP) Center will eliminate the redundant process of printing and mailing appointment reminder letters to Veterans by all Medical Centers. This process will also generate a minimum savings of approximately $4 million annually for the VA.

Having a high volume mailing center will allow VA to receive substantial discounts from the US Postal Service by presorting... more »

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The VA has a large number of diabetic patients enrolled in the VA Healthcare System. Over the next few years, the number of enrolled diabetic patients will significantly increase as the incidence of diabetes increases and the obesity epidemic sweeps across the country. The VA follows the community standard of routine capillary blood glucose (CBG) testing of diabetic patients upon their arrival and check in to outpatient... more »

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Traveling Medicine

The VA pays thousands of dollars a month to bring patients in for scheduled appointments using ambulence services. These appointments include basic check ups, lab work, and nursing appointments. The VA should set up a team that consists of a doctor or two, a nurse or two, and a lab tech or two to travel to all these patient's homes and do the procedures there. These groups can consist of new medical personal or have a... more »

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