We need to educate humans to the severe human overpopulation problem we have and how it contributes to constant competition, inequity and wars over resources, land, space, etc. as well as the impossibility of enough food and healthcare. Adults should get large tax breaks for not having children as well as for adopting and fostering children that are already here. Also, strict limits on the number of children a family has as well as free birth control and abortions available for all women.
Restore a long term care plan to ACA. Only 20% of our population enjoys the benefits of a pension. The recession has wiped out the savings of many of those in the dramatically increasing numbers of persons reaching retirement age. This combination of events creates a looming crisis. Include in the long term care plan tax benefits for multi generational families that include senior citizens.
Insist that drug companies keep track of and openly share information of the cost of new drugs from inception through final approval. Then cap what they can charge for the drug based on the cost of that information plus manufacturing costs, subtracting the amount provided by NIH help in research, so that we end the gouging of customers.
Breastfeeding Saves Lives & $$billions. It prevents illnesses from SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome) to diabetes and cancer Implement actions in Surgeon General's Call to Action on Breastfeeding. Require ALL pediatricians (and other Drs and Health care professionals to be educated on how to help moms breastfeed. Ban Formula company "education"
Follow the Montana model and create NHS-style no-co-pay health clinics for all federal employees and retirees staffed by salaried providers to end the fee-for-service cost model. These clinics are much cheaper than paying providers in the marketplace (and the insurance companies to manage the claims or keep their cut). Eventually expand these clinics to all Americans as a better, cheaper way to provide health care than fee-for-service through Medicaid, Medicare and Obamacare subsidies.
Spend more 8 billion on education and family planning to keep developing nations from becoming worse sink holes of overpopulation hunger, malnutrition, terrorism, and dysfunction. This can be done without busting the budget by cutting spending on nuclear weapons and weapons in general at the Pentagon, whose budget is a bloated subsidy of arms purveyors.
As with cigarettes, establish advertising restrictions and tax junk food like soda, candy, snacks and dessert foods, including the table sugar and artificial sweeteners used to produce them, and use the funds to provide public education and promote healthier dietary choices. We've cut cigarette use in half. We can cut obesity and Type II diabetes as well. Through education.
STOP ERISA laws which prevent disabled workers from being paid partial salary until retirement age. Insurance companies have created laws which make it impossible to collect and have high powered attorneys to fight cases. i.e. INSURANCE companies hire docs to see a claimant and ignore their opinion if it does not agree with theirs. Insurance companies force claimants to apply for SSDI then demand return of money paid on SHORT TERM DISABILITY.
mandatory full medicaid and private insurance coverage for maternity care with any state licensed birth provider of choice and setting of choice-home, birth center, hospital. Out of hospital birth have significantly lower c-section rates. Make hospital maternity services humane and caring and evidence based and woman centered.
A law that will require the commitment of 5% of the federal budget to biomedical research. While the military is fighting endless wars abroad, US citizens are suffering from countless diseases, including diabetes, heart disease, cancer, and AIDS. The enemy is within, and we still do not have the tools to defeat it.