Elderly care revolution as state-backed insurance scheme announced

Elderly care revolution as state-backed insurance scheme announced
 

The elderly care shakeup is planned to end the postcode lottery with a new insurance schemel. Photograph: John Stillwell/PA Ministers will on Thursday publish plans for a universal state-backed insurance system for elderly care in England, the biggest shakeup in the system of support in six decades which promises to cap costs for one in eight poorer pensioners and cut bills for the wealthy by up to a fifth.
The current postcode lottery of care, which means elderly people in different parts of the country receive widely differing levels of public assistance, will be swept away in 2016 and... read more

 
18 July 2013 in Health, Views: 39
Source: Guardian
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