Travel should be safe, including during declared public health crises. During such times, travel providers should be required to put in place and publicize safety protocols.
Travel should include consumer protections, including transparent pricing and access to redress.
Policymakers should expand opportunities for people to volunteer in their communities. This includes older adults and people with disabilities.
Federal policymakers should develop a comprehensive system for financing Long-Term Services and Supports (LTSS) that includes a new social insurance program to provide a basic level of LTSS.
Ideally, the federal government should finance LTSS through a universal, comprehensive, and publicly administered program such as Medicare or similar social insurance program of shared risk.
Older adults are major contributors to the U.S. economy through consumer spending. It is important that this spending take place in a safe and fair marketplace.
These principles provide a flexible framework that applies to all consumer products and services.
Federal, state, and local consumer protection agencies all have a role in safeguarding consumers against fraud, deception, and unfair practices.
New technologies have tremendous potential to transform the lives of all people.
In cases of extremely short supply or high demand, sellers may attempt to profit from the scarcity of essential products and services.