Government budgets reflect the priorities of policymakers.
In twenty-first century America, millions of people are living longer.
A variety of government policies and employer practices safeguard the rights of workers to fair treatment, safety in the workplace, and a measure of financial security.
All levels of government have developed standards and guidance to ensure fair employment practices. They address wages, working conditions, and other aspects of work.
Older workers may choose to or need to continue working. However, they face discrimination based on age, especially in layoffs and hiring.
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.
Protect people from discrimination—freedom from discrimination is a fundamental right.
The following principles guide AARP’s efforts to promote and sustain individual and population health and improve the health care system by ensuring access