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 effic
Policymakers should provide expanded opportunities for people to serve their communities. This should include older adults with disabilities.
Tax reform should focus on raising sufficient revenue and making the tax system more equitable and efficient. Reforms should:
Reforming business taxes, such as the corporate tax or a tax on the financial industry, should be considered in any effort to raise additional revenue.
Policymakers should not tax the actuarial value of Medicare Aut
Additional new limitations on the exclusions for other employer-provided benefits—such as life insurance, tuition, and parking—are a desirable method of broadening the tax base an
Eligibility for the exclusion for employer-provided health insurance should be determined based on the employer’s coverage rules.
Lawmakers should maintain the tax-deferred status of employer-provided pensions as a critical way of promoting retirement savings.
Every effort should be made to keep the threshold for the medical expense deduction as low as possible.