Provide public gyms for people who earn less than $35K per year, families with less than $55K per year. The cost will be more than offset by reduced public healthcare costs. To reduce costs, provide an additional incentive to and additional benefit to users, enable the equipment to produce energy to power the facilities and feed the grid. Credit user accounts for energy produced, providing them an additional, albeit small, income source.
Over 3 years, double the funding of the National Institutes of Health (from $30B to $60B), and provide additional funding for tripling the budgets of the Center for Disease Control (from $6B to $18B), National Institute of Mental Health ($1.5B to $4.5B), National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases ($1.9B to $5.7B).
Retrofit the big box stores sitting idle into mini ERs with full diagnostic equipment. Hire Doctors with student loan debt and contract them for a length of time and upon completion then reduce by a percentage the loan debt....same with nurses. Accept all insurance along with VA taking the pressure off VA. Mainly for non-life threatening emergencies. Instead of 14,000.00 to rehydrate make it 1400.00. Make as Green with solar to keep costs down. Building standing, parking available
Allow drug research and testing of medical marijuana for pain and ibogaine for heroin addiction. Make applications and studies private between institutions and the DEA and create better funding mechanisms, so no published appeal to the DEA is required, and so NIDA doesn't control resource collection. See: Ibogaine, Marijuana
An individual/family that is covered by a medical insurance plan/group! Should not have to pay 100% value for a medical procedure not covered by the medical insurance plan! The cost to the individual/family should be at the same discount rate that the medical insurance plan would pay if the procedure was a covered procedure. The individual/family did not leave the group/medical plan that the discount rate was agreed upon between the medical insurance plan/group and medical providers.
Get Congress to finally pass a bill to educate the public about the epidemic of Lyme disease and co-infections, how to protect us and pets from getting them, how to accurately diagnose them, allow all Lyme-treating physicians to treat, require insurance companies to pay for care, develop testing to make sure the nation's blood supply isn't tainted by Lyme/co-infections, study ways to combat infected ticks on the ground (already Alaskan cedar nootkatone and carvacrol spraying have been studied)
Create a long-term (30-year) plan that outlines a slow transition to a healthcare system that pays doctors to keep patients healthy and cuts their pay when patients get sick. To be fair there needs to be a set of guidelines to determine whether or not a patient became sick due to the doctor's supervision or to factors outside of the doctor/patient's control. This will end the need for the healthcare industry to profit from people being ill or diseased.
Knowing the societal effects of childhood trauma (See ACES Study) and given 1 in 4 girls and 1 in 6 boys are sexually abused in their lifetime, any child disclosing sexual or physical abuse shall receive free medical and mental health treatment at a provider of their choosing for the rest of their lives. The cost of such treatment will be estimated, a federal fund established, and payment for services will be born by all Americans equally via an across the board tax increase.
Our healthcare system is labeled wrongly. It is an illness care system. Payment by procedure does not value prevention. Which is the one thing which could maintain health. Educate existing and new medical personnel (Dr. nurse etc) and students to focus on wellness instead of health crisis. Change payment systems (federal and private insurance) to reflect the value of HEALTH not illness.