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 not increase the taxation of Social Security benefits. People with low and moderate incomes should be exempt from paying tax on their benefits.
Medicare payment rates should be fair and should provide incentives for providing preventive services, evidence-based practice, person- and family-centered
Medicare pays for hospital inpatient and outpatient services using a prospective payment system (PPS).
The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services should continue researching how Medicare payments to hospital
Medicare sets payment rates for physician services according to a fee schedule.
In implementing the new payment system for physicians and other health professionals, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) should:
Under Part B, Medicare covers many types of medically necessary assistive technologies that improve health and functioning, including durable medical equip