States should distribute public revenue only to social service agencies that are formally accountable to taxpayers.
Congress should mandate the use of the Supplemental Poverty MeasureA method for measuring povert
Policymakers should not increase the taxation of Social Security benefits. People with low and moderate incomes should be exempt from paying tax on their benefits.
States should simplify estate planning. This includes allowing the use of electronic wills or trusts to govern the distribution of property at death.
States should expand laws on durable powers of attorney to:
States should codify, simplify, and clarify trust laws. They should model them on the Uniform Trust Code.
Policymakers should encourage advance care planning. This should include the creation of advance directives.
Policymakers should simplify, expedite, and minimize the cost of probate.
Federal policymakers should expand programs to improve guardianship. This should include monitoring programs.
Policymakers should protect and enforce the fundamental right of all people to be free from discrimination. They should enact and enforce civil rights statutes.