Federal, state, and local governments should fund community-based outreach, education, and promotion efforts that include targeted initiatives for at-risk
Federal, state, and local governments should fund research to better understand why evidence-based Medicare-covered preventive services are underutilized i
States and localities should carefully evaluate the effectiveness of the incentives they offer to attract or retain businesses.
When considering bond financing, state and local policymakers should:
Congress should mandate the use of the Supplemental Poverty MeasureA method for measuring povert
Policymakers should adopt minimum service standards and consumer protections to ensure fair terms and conditions.
Policymakers should ensure network reliability and resiliency for utility and telecommunications services.
Policymakers should establish a definition of “universal service” for the energy industry that is similar to the one in the Telecommunications Act of 1996.
Regulators and lawmakers should ensure that consumers with low incomes can afford their utilities. This includes telecommunications, energy, and water.