With another green paper consultation on the cards, Richard Walsh examines the state of NHS funding, whether we're at a tipping point and the key questions that need to be addressed when covering social care costs.
A new year and another social care green paper consultation. Everyone agrees something needs to be done but no-one can agree what it is - we have been here so many times before. We can go back to the Royal Commission in 1997; to the Wanless Report for the Kings Fund; to the Labour ‘death tax'; to the Dilnot Report and the care cost cap and to the last Conservative manifesto and the ‘dementia tax'. In a sense, despite how peculiar and perverse our system of funding social care is, nothing...
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