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Force physicians and hospitals to comply with HIPAA. This would eliminate paper filing of medical claims saving the state millions in processing and storage costs. The HIPAA legistlation (passed in 1996!) required that all health insurers build systems based on a standardized set of transactions to check eligibility and pay medical claims. The AMA successfully lobbied to exempt physicians and hospitals from using this ...more »
Hot bunk prisoners. They can rotate sleeping space just like the men and women who serve in the Navy do. This would triple the existing prison space without requiring new construction.
Replace welfare cash payments with food boxes (from local stores) containing nutritionally balanced meals for all family members. Store brands to be used in lieu of expensive name brands.
Provide housing vouchers instead of cash.
Require the parents of the children attending public schools to volunteer 1 week in their child's classroom. This would allow for larger class sizes and increased discipline of the kids which would reduce costs by limiting teachers and other staff positions.