Passing responsibilities down to lower levels of government should be undertaken primarily to place services closer to the people being served and to maximize administrative
When economic conditions permit, states should accumulate budget reserves adequate to maintain services during recessions.
Deficit-reduction efforts should avoid cuts in programs that serve low- and moderate-income populations.
States should not tie essential spending programs to unstable revenue sources.
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.
Food labels should be written in clear, plain, understandable language and printed in legible type size, font, and color. Labels i
Federal and state policymakers should establish reasonable requirements for labeling nutritional values of standard menu offerings in restaurants and simil
The federal government should play a strong role in protecting patients’ rights to direct their care and make other decisions.
The federal government and states should encourage advance care planning.