Devote adequate resources—the nation should devote sufficient resources to ensure access to benefits and adequate benefit levels for all who qu
Promote transparency—proper accountability and oversight of government spending requires a transparent budget process negotiated by elected off
Raise adequate revenue—the tax system must produce enough revenue to pay for important national, state, and local priorities.
Pursue multiple strategies—a variety of strategies are needed to assure financial security in retirement.
Protect people from discrimination—freedom from discrimination is a fundamental right.
The following principles guide AARP’s efforts to promote and sustain individual and population health and improve the health care system by ensuring access
The poverty rate for Americans age 65 and older has seen a sharp decline since 1959, when one-third of older adults lived in po
Maintaining trust and confidence in the government requires strong democratic processes and government institutions.
Government budgets reflect the priorities of policymakers.
Americans’ retirement income comes from several sources. For most, Social Security income is the foundation of financial security in retirement.