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Navigating the long road to long‐term care funding reform

Navigating the long road to long‐term care funding reform Debate on long‐term care funding reform has evolved steadily over the last five years. New thinking has explored the role of ‘matching contributions’ and ‘cohort insurance’. However, despite the emergence of a government green paper and a white paper, and significant resources expended inside and outside government, both consensus and the starting point for reform have proved elusive. With the ‘elderly support ratio’ now in decline, and the UK confronting a period of extended fiscal austerity, what are the key questions confronting policy‐makers? http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Quality in Ageing and Older Adults Emerald Publishing

Navigating the long road to long‐term care funding reform

Quality in Ageing and Older Adults , Volume 11 (4): 4 – Dec 14, 2010

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © 2010 Emerald Group Publishing Limited. All rights reserved.
ISSN
1471-7794
DOI
10.5042/qiaoa.2010.0715
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Abstract

Debate on long‐term care funding reform has evolved steadily over the last five years. New thinking has explored the role of ‘matching contributions’ and ‘cohort insurance’. However, despite the emergence of a government green paper and a white paper, and significant resources expended inside and outside government, both consensus and the starting point for reform have proved elusive. With the ‘elderly support ratio’ now in decline, and the UK confronting a period of extended fiscal austerity, what are the key questions confronting policy‐makers?

Journal

Quality in Ageing and Older AdultsEmerald Publishing

Published: Dec 14, 2010

Keywords: Long‐term care; Social care; Funding reform; Key challenges; Commission on the Funding of Care and Support; Insurance

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