Which generation should pay for long-term care?

Can Britain’s Dilnot Commission on long-term care funding achieve intergenerational fairness? The short answer, unfortunately, is no. But that does not mean that the Dilnot Commission is itself to blame. Equality between generations is probably impossible to achieve through public policy, and long term care funding is an issue that demonstrates this reality rather well. Every funding option available to the Commission will involve intergenerational inequity, one way or another.

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