Funeral services are expensive. In 2019, the median funeral cost was $7,640—$5,150 for a funeral with cremation—according to the National Funeral Directors Association.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has jurisdiction over more than 10,000 types of consumer products. Mandatory standards govern only a small number of products.
For many older adults, travel is important as a way to encounter new experiences, visit with friends and family, and obtain necessary medical care.
Policymakers should expand opportunities for people to volunteer in their communities. This includes older adults and people with disabilities.
Policymakers should require employers to provide employees with predictable schedules.
All workers should have access to both employment protections and some benefits such as health and retirement.
Federal, state, and local policymakers should ensure the proper classification of workers.
Bans, including temporary ones, on the regulation of companies in the online gig economy (such as Uber) or on the application of existing employment laws to their practices
Congress should provide funding for the Bureau of Labor Statistics to collect sufficient data about contingent work and alternative work arrangements.
Congress and state legislatures should require employers that provide benefits to regular, full-time employees to extend them to part-time employees on a prorated basis.