Policymakers should provide for transparency and honesty in the budget process.
Budget gimmicks to make legislation appear as if it has been adequately offset should not be used.
Governments should avoid enacting laws that are inconsistent with U.S. Supreme Court precedent on takings.
A variety of criteria should be used when evaluating proposals to stimulate the economy:
Relief packages for people facing hardships due to economic downturns should be temporary and well-targeted. Preference should be given to measures that also would stimulate economic activity.
The debate over immigration to the U.S.
Passing responsibilities down to lower levels of government should be undertaken primarily to place services closer to the people being served and to maximize administrative
Systems and strategies that help people of all ages maximize function, independence, and well-being should be supported.
Medicare and Medicaid policies should result in the efficient delivery of optimal care for beneficiaries with chronic illness and disabling conditions.
Medicare and Medicaid should facilitate joint funding streams to enable the coordinated delivery of health services and LTSS for beneficiaries enrolled in
Public health officials and policymakers should recognize social isolation as a significant public health issue and social determinant of health.