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.
Federal agencies that oversee food labeling and advertising should adopt consistent standards and definitions for terms and claims that appear on food labe
Food labels should be written in clear, plain, understandable language and printed in legible type size, font, and color. Labels i
Federal agencies should take strong action against misleading and deceptive labeling practices and advertisements.
Federal and state policymakers should establish reasonable requirements for labeling nutritional values of standard menu offerings in restaurants and simil
Respect for patients’ autonomy and the right to self-determination are essential features of a high-quality health system.
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.