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Government to reject Royal Commission&#39s long term care proposals


The Government will reject the Royal Commission on Long Term Care&#39s main proposal to provide free nursing care regardless of personal circumstances, according to the Financial Times.


The report says health minister Frank Dobson will discard the Commission&#39s recommendations in favour of a three-month period of free nursing and residential care.


The paper says the proposals will go some way to allaying fears of middle class voters worried about having to sell their home in order to fund their care needs.


The Commission which reported in March proposed the Government meet the cost of care while individuals meet residential costs of the home.

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