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
Protect people from discrimination—freedom from discrimination is a fundamental right.
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