Fair, equitable, and affordable financial products and services are essential to helping people and communities build and maintain wealth.
Policymakers on the federal, state, and local levels have important roles in designing livable communities where residents of all ages can participate fully.
These principles provide a flexible framework that applies to all consumer products and services:
Devote adequate resources—the nation should devote sufficient resources to ensure access to benefits and adequate benefit levels for all who qu
Raise adequate revenue—the tax system must produce enough revenue to pay for important national, state, and local priorities.
Promote transparency—proper accountability and oversight of government spending requires a transparent budget process negotiated by elected off
These principles reflect AARP's vision for reforming the financing and delivery of long-term services and supports (LTSS) to promote consumer independence, choice, dig