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Comment: New elderly health scheme is sound thinking from Harney

Minister for Health Mary Harney’s scheme to provide Ireland’s elderly population with the option to pay for nursing-home care within a 15 per cent cap on their home values after they die is both sound and far-sighted.

16th December, 2006

Minister for Health Mary Harney’s scheme to provide Ireland’s elderly population with the option to pay for nursing-home care within a 15 per cent cap on their home values after they die is both sound and far-sighted. This surprising and imaginative scheme knocks the socks off Home Equity Release arrangements, and meets the pressing need for reform in the financing of nursing home care.

Yet, before Harney’s breath was spent, an unthinking...

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