Maintaining trust and confidence in the government requires strong democratic processes and government institutions.
Government budgets reflect the priorities of policymakers.
In twenty-first century America, millions of people are living longer.
Promote transparency—proper accountability and oversight of government spending requires a transparent budget process negotiated by elected off
Raise adequate revenue—the tax system must produce enough revenue to pay for important national, state, and local priorities.
The following principles guide AARP’s efforts to promote and sustain individual and population health and improve the health care system by ensuring access