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Tighten Qualifications for Benefits

In the last 10 years or so, the qualification level for some benefits has risen from the federal poverty level to two or three times that amount. How about dropping back? The idea is for people who can do for themselves to do so that the available money will be sufficient to provide for the truly needy and those who can't help themselves.

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Tax Health Insurance Companies

Tax health insurance companies that stockpile cash while raising insurance rates. Use this tax to help pay for DSHS. From USA Today July 22, 2010 by Alison Young: Non-profit Blue Cross and Blue Shield health plans stockpiled billions of dollars during the past decade, yet continued to hit consumers with double-digit premium increases, Consumers Union found in an analysis of 10 of the plans' finances. Insurers must keep ...more »

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Cut Medical Lawsuits for DOC

Raise the pay for Doctors and Dentists in the prisons. This would bring attractive jobs to medical professionals (who pay taxes on their income and buy products in their neighborhoods) and cut the money that is paid out by the Department of Corrections when prisoners recieve substandad medical care.

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Improve rates for community providers of developmentally disabled individuals

Reinstate the past Residential Provider Rate for programs serving developmentally disabled individuals. Cutting costs here has led to struggling smaller companies. Less pay to caregivers has led to turn over and hiring of less qualified employees. Turn over creates paperwork for background checks, NAR licenses, etc.

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Restructure Respite programs

Restructure Waiver program and CIBS program. It would be much more cost effective and beneficial to clients and families to use the funds from some of these programs to be used to more types of after school care or day programs for our disabled family members. When there is a 1:1 respite provider, all care is dependent on that provider. When they cancel, it throws the whole schedule off. We, as families, schedule ...more »

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Medical and Prescription Idea

I work in a pharmacy and I believe if we just charge a small amount to people that want their medicines like 1$ for generics and 2$ for brand names you would really help off set the costs. It sounds silly but even if you just charge a little people will really consider what they get. also for the people that need to see a doctor need to pay just 1$ for a general practitioner 3$ for a specialist and 10$ for an emergency ...more »

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