Goods sold over the internet and through catalogs should be subject to the same sales tax treatment as goods sold by local brick-and-mortar retailers.
Public-benefit programs should ensure that families headed by grandparents and other caregiver relatives receive sufficient support for economic security and well-being.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission should regularly monitor and evaluate beneficiaries’ access to quality care.
CMS should continue making public the Medicare Current Beneficiary Survey data on access, health care utilization, and other relevant information.
Medicare should provide more adequate reimbursement for mental health and substance abuse services.
Any further efforts to address marriage penalties should be focused on two-earner couples and structured to avoid increasing marriage bonuses.
With respect to their formularies and preferred drug lists, plans should:
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) should prohibit routine or blanket use of advance beneficiary notices (ABNs) by providers.