Health Care

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I'm taking a whole new approach to reduce skyrocketing health care costs in the US.  Single Payer is on the horizon and my plan lays the groundwork to integrate it into the economy but that's just the beginning.  I know that single-payer healthcare is a wonderful dream but until the foundation is laid, it will stand zero chance of being implemented from a political and economic stand point.  My plan realizes that Corporate America has 20% of our economy that runs off of the healthcare industry, you can't just turn it off.  I have developed a multi-year framework to fix many of the known problems with our current system while considering the financial impact to the many types of businesses that will be affected by the evolving marketplace.  Industry experts realize that their profit model is not sustainable and is on the verge of collapse from pricing themselves out of the consumer market so they realize they will have to start to concede sooner rather than later.  My new plan will also make a huge dent for the small businesses that were hurt by the rates that skyrocketed when the Affordable Care Act was implemented.  My plan truly levels the playing field for all.

  • Preparing the Single-payer foundation - Single-payer to begin rollout in 4 years
  • Doctor and well visits paid by the Government starting in 18 months
  • COBRA no longer necessary - because your job is no longer connected to your health insurance, no need for this outdated corporate slavery
  • Portable health insurance - no longer tied to employment (Beware of SCOTUS candidate Brett Kavenaugh's track record that sides with employers over employees every time.  This also includes his opinion that a business should decide if it wants to pay for women's contraception or not.  He is not a friend of the worker, he supports business before people)
  • Buy your health insurance through an insurance broker, not your employer - Insurance companies will compete for People's business which will lower costs by increased competition since insurance companies will now have to earn your business instead of your employer selecting one or two choices for you to pick from.
  • Employer contributions continue - The employer will contribute to your new FBA (Federal Benefits Account)
  • Access to healthcare for all, even for 1099, Gig Workers and Part-time - since it's no longer tied to your employer, everyone will be able to purchase health insurance at corporate rates
  • Huge savings for small biz & their employees - small biz will pay the same rates as big corporate America

Jobs - Worker Protections

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One of the biggest weaknesses for American workers is you have almost no protection, no safety if you leave or lose your job.  It's time we put in place smart protections to prevent people and families from incurring financial devastation when they lose or leave a job. Expanding protections to the Middle Class, the backbone of the economy.  Florida has one of the lowest unemployment benefits in the country at the abysmal amount of just $275/week, which is hurting 400K Floridians every month (over 1 Million Floridians impacted in 2010).  My plan adds the economic safety net for low income workers and finally adds Middle Class protections which will boost the economy nationwide.

  • Portable Health insurance - no longer tied to your job
  • New protections for 1099 & Gig workers
  • Federal Unemployment system with real benefits to help Lower and Middle Class (estimated 1,100/wk cash benefits) - read more on my blog, this is Big one
  • Full Benefit access for part-time workers, 1099 & Gig workers - by uncoupling health insurance from your job, you will be free to purchase any health insurance plan available in your market
  • Eliminating the Minimum wage and replace it with the Minimum Living wage with regular and regional adjustments built in so any person who works reasonable hours in a week can earn enough to afford basic housing, food, transportation, healthcare without having to receive welfare benefits
  • Reducing welfare dependency by making sure corporations are paying employees what they should be paying so that they can maintain a sustainable income and life
  • Stronger Overtime protections including raising the minimum salary before an employer can switch from hourly to salary
  • Earned vacation pay & comp-time guaranteed paid to you - end to use it or lose it scams
  • Guaranteed sick days for PT & lower income earners
  • Ban states from suspending drivers licenses which prevent work
  • Access to Portable 401K for all workers plus employer match if offered
  • Relocation assistance for declining industries like coal
  • Child care assistance
  • Easier access for employers to match 401k contributions and health insurance
  • Less burden on HR staff saving employers money increasing productivity

Gun Safety

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Gun Safety is such an important issue in America.  We lose tens of thousands of people every year due to gun violence. A lot of it is due to mental health issues which is why I am going to push for expanded mental health services.  We know that over 80% of Americans support background checks so I'm going to push for this to insure that every gun owner goes through a background check to reduce the chance of the wrong person getting a hold of a gun when they shouldn't.  I also support reinstating the ban on assault rifles and weapons of war which do not belong in the hands of the Public.  The Supreme court ruled these particular weapons are not protected by the 2nd Amendment for good reason.  I support #NoNRAMoney and pledge to not take funds from the NRA.

  • Support for the 2nd amendment rights along with sensible safety controls
  • Increased funding for Mental health services
  • Federal 21 yrs old to buy
  • 3 day waiting period
  • Gun owner license with background check required for all gun purchases
  • Ban assault & weapons of war (Collector exclusions)
  • Work with Law Enforcement, mental health specialists, Prosecutors to find creative solutions to reduce gun violence

Political Reform

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Let's face it, Career Politicians have destroyed Washington with Gerrymandering, Partisan gridlock and big donor influence just to name a few.  Republicans who want to cut voter rolls clearly do not have Americans best interests at heart.  Voting should be a right, not a privilege.   I'd like to reboot Washington but it's not going to happen overnight so the way we start fixing it is by electing Successful leaders like myself who believe in doing what's right for Americans instead of what's right for the party.  Stop electing career politicians who don't have your interests at heart, elect candidates who are leaders in the real world.  My goal is to make Gerrymandering a thing of the past with something new called "Districting".

  • Eliminate Gerrymandering
  • End Citizens United
  • Make voting a right, not a privilege
  • Replace the Electoral college
  • Reduce big money's influence in politics
  • Easier access for non-wealthy Americans to enter the government

If you elect me to the 22nd Congressional district supporting many cities like Fort Lauderdale, Boca Raton, Parkland, Coral Springs, Coconut Creek, Wilton Manors, I will be using my Strong Leadership and Team building success to bring Solutions to our issues we face.

In addition to my top priorities, I will also be tackling issues like:

  • Women's rights - equal pay for equal work, more opportunities, better childcare support
  • Abortion - Pro Choice - I believe in separation of church & state, religious beliefs do not belong in our government.  This choice should be made by the woman
  • Legalizing Medical Marijuana nationwide - allowing the states to decide on recreational use
  • Stopping the "War on the poor" - no one should go to jail simply because they're poor
  • Ending Civil Asset forfeiture - these laws prevent people from Due Process which every Citizen is guaranteed
  • Providing alternate solutions to prison for non-violent crimes
  • Climate change based on Science, not politics
  • A solution for DACA recipients - they shouldn't be punished for their parent's mistakes, they need to be naturalized now
  • Immigration reform - it's time to stop playing games with human lives, implement a path to Citizenship now, improve future immigration rules
  • Protecting LGBT rights - our LGBT community deserves the same protections that every other American benefits from
  • A National standards organization - allowing states to use Federal framework to implement State programs to reduce costs
  • Education improvements - other countries have much better education than America and for lower costs - We need to see what they are doing right and where we need to improve
  • Implementing smarter government - streamlining inefficient legacy processes
  • Prison reform - Fairer laws to stop sending people to for-profit prisons simply for profit
Jeff Fandl for Congress