Tuesday, January 1, 2013
Medical expenses are among the top causes of debt these days, and as a standard I believe they should be regulated. Granted, this would hurt many if not all private insurance providers nation wide. However, in the long run, would stabilize all healthcare related debt.
1. The government shall control all matters related to healthcare finances. Citizen's shall be taxed a relative amount based on income level. Healthcare worker's wages are to be ranked on pay scales determined by the government just like the military.
2. All medically necessary treatment and medicine is covered without cost to the patient. If a patient is in a non-reversible state such being brain dead and kept alive by machine only, the patient's family may elect to pay out of pocket to continue service.
3. Elective procedures are to be paid out of pocket by the patient.
4. A social security card and valid picture identification are required for coverage of services. Non-citizens and foreign visitors are to provide valid proof of insurance, otherwise non-emergency treatment must be paid in advance.
5. Privately owned hospitals and healthcare clinics must follow government standards and will receive appropriate funding based on quarterly audits demonstrating customer base, worker hours, and services provided.
6. All prescription costs by manufacturer are to be regulated by the government at fair value and the cost to be paid by tax money.
-Medicaid and Medicare would no longer be needed and all current funding would join with tax money.
Abortion: and child support
This is a very touchy subject, however most of the controversy is based on emotional or religious beliefs.
1. It is the joint choice of both biological parents, if available, to decide on abortion. If the father is deceased or otherwise unknown, it is the choice of the mother. However, if the father is unknown and cannot be determined by DNA by the time of birth, the mother loses any future right to claim that man as the father unless he so willingly agrees. (slut clause)
2. If the parents cannot agree on a decision together, one parent may give up their parental rights to that child. In which case it is the mother that does not want the child, the matter will be decided as to the relationship of the parents. If the parents are not married, the decision to abort belongs to the mother. If the parents are married and cannot agree, the child will not be aborted unless medical reasons apply. Otherwise, they will have the option for forced divorce. This will give the mother the option to abort. However, as an effect of forced divorce, a mandatory restraining order shall be placed on both parents for one year to ensure separation.
3. If the parents are not married and the father decides on abortion and the mother does not, he shall have the right to sign away all parental rights to that child, before a set time limit during pregnancy. Both preventing him from being apart of that child's life and preventing any future claim from the mother for child support.
4. Child support shall not exceed debt garnishment maximums.To be determined on a semi-annual basis.
- I have seen many times that a father will have to pay an extreme amount just because a judge was a single mother. Also women currently have all the say about abortion and the father gets stuck with child support. We all know it is ultimately up to the woman whether or not to have sex, but the guy always gets blamed.
One of the largest problems with our economic stability is the inequality of wages and how outdated they are.
1. The government shall adjust the minimum wage based on cost of living annually.
2. The cost of living shall be determined by what it costs for a single person to support himself and a single dependent.
3. Businesses shall not determine pay, raises or promotions based on race, gender, ethnicity or religion.
4. Elected and appointed members of government shall be paid minimum wage for the duration they are in office, and only while in office.
A. Hours worked will be recorded and made a matter of public record.
B. All members of government will pay into social security as every other citizen does.
C. There will be a maximum of two terms of four years or eight years total, for all elected and appointed officials.
D. Upon leaving office, they will no longer receive government pay.
5. Business executives shall receive no more than 300% their lowest wage earner in annual income, as a sum of salary and bonuses.
There is a large misconception about the separation of church and state. The First Amendment states that "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof." This does not mean that they do not have to pay taxes. This simply means that the government has no official religion and that they cannot stop you from practicing whatever religion you wish. Religion these days is a business, and a large one at that.
1. All religious buildings and property shall be charged a property tax like any other building.
2. All religious workers wages shall be taxed the same as any other income.
Anybody else tired of CEO's bankrupting a company and not being held liable?
1. If a company should file bankruptcy while the executives in charge made a dollar more than the lowest wage earner of the company, the total debt shall be divided relative to the income of the executives in charge and become their personal debt.
Guns don't kill people, people do!
1. All firearms shall be registered.
2. In order to obtain or own any firearm, a mandatory mental health exam is to be administered annually.
3. Certain guns shall have permit and training requisites.
4. There will be no limit on magazine capacities.
5. Upon turning 18, all citizen's will be issued a personal protection handgun registered for life.
A. The firearm is not transferable and the act of selling the government issued firearm is a felony.
B. Mandatory training shall be provided at no cost.
C. Laws will be established governing the removal of firearm rights. (example: violent felonies)
That's all I can think of for now, maybe some more at another time.