Allow people to work part-time without having any negative effect on their health care coverage status or living arrangements (for those not working who are in subsidized or tax credit living arrangements). For the ill, if they cannot handle part time work, then they can quit and not have their status jeopardized. For many people, if they work and make just a little more money (not much maybe) they lose far more than ...more »
Create a secure portal similar to www.onehealthport.com. This would create a resource for all state contracted providers to access one secure server for needed information. It would also reduce the amount of administrative time and resources to validate each provider (Tax ID number). We currently require a new security certificate/password for each state program even within the same agency which is expensive and an ...more »
Get rid of expensive directors and employees of the many senior centers in Washington state. Senior Centers can largely run themselves. All of these senior centers can be run entirely by volunteers with perhaps a single supporting office with a skeleton staff to field complex issues.
Explore "second tier" concepts as a much lower cost alternative to extremely costly services and professions. Just as a security guard fulfills a valid function at 20% of the cost of a police officer, so can many functions be fulfilled similarly. Pharmacists can fill out Rx's under some circumstances, bookeepers often due a better job than CPA's, lower priced peace officers can handle noise complaints instead of sending ...more »