Extend medicare's coverage to cover observational study time. Observation studies are a loop in medicare coverage where a patient can be asked to stay at a hospital for up to three days. Medicare does not cover the costs from this time. Typically those on medicare cannot afford a three day stay in the hospital, with all of the costs of medicines, that in some cases are everyday medicines that the patient regularly takes, but have to pay enormous amounts for at the hospital. Observational studies, should either be eliminated to avoid situations where patients are getting services they cannot afford; or medicare should adapt to cover this time period.
Packaging and shipping of medical goods should be restructured to where items needing refrigeration should be shipped to pharmacies, so that patients can then pick them up at the pharmacy. This is instead of shipping to patients with multiple ice packs and excess shipping materials to individual patient. It just adds extra waste to the system.