Burnham's Labour leadership pitch centres on the reform of elderly care

June 2010
Community Care;6/24/2010, Issue 1824, p24
The article reports that former secretary of state for health in England, and Labor Party's shadow health secretary, Andy Burnham, has raised the need of a national levy-based care system free at point of use. His suggestion is to create a national care service, with standardized eligibility across the country and provision free at the point of need, funded by a compulsory 10% levy on estates. He also sees this vision as an expression of Labor's founding values.


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