These principles guide AARP’s policies on personal and legal rights and protections in the legal system.
Federal policymakers should develop a comprehensive system for financing Long-Term Services and Supports (LTSS) that includes a new social insurance program to provide a bas
The cost of a new social insurance LTSS program should be paid for with premiums, individual contributions through cost-sharing requirements, and general revenues.
Enforcement of civil and criminal laws should avoid penalizing people with escalating fines, loss of rights, or criminal penalties when the person subject to enforcement cannot sa
Legal services programs should be fully funded.
The federal government should broadly interpret and vigorously enforce the ADA.
The federal government should encourage and expedite funding for priority research, demonstration projects, and referral programs for the design an
Policymakers should require a comprehensive national background check prior to employment for all LTSS workers.
Congress and the states should ensure adequate Medicaid funding and maintain existing guarantees for Medicaid long-term