Oliver Thomas of Bupa says, “The recommendations are likely to help people with assets better prepare for care in old age. But it is worth remembering that the majority of people in care homes today are funded by the state. This means there also needs to be significant investment from the government to pay for the care of those with no means to pay for themselves. Political parties must put aside previous differences to work together to make reform happen. Everyone agrees that the status quo is no longer an option.”
What's better? Private or NHS healthcare?