Older adults are major contributors to the U.S. economy through consumer spending. This spending, however, must take place in a healthy marketplace.
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
Taxes play an essential role in the functioning of modern society. Their primary goal is to fund government operations. But their role goes well beyond that.
One of the more significant labor-force developments of the past quarter century has been the rising participation rate of older Americans.
Long-term services and supports (LTSS) encompass a broad range of assistance.
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.
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