FG criticises Nursing Home Bill

Fine Gael's spokesperson for older people says the new Nursing Home Bill is full of flaws.

Under the scheme, people moving into a nursing home will pay a maximum of 80% of their income towards the cost of their care, based on a Health Service Executive assessment of their assets.

Galway East TD Paul Connaughton has told his party's Ard Fheis at City West in Dublin, people who inherit land from their parents are likely to lose out in the long run.

Meanwhile, delegates at the Ard Fheis have passed a motion to reverse the decision to abolish the automatic entitlement of old age pensioners to a medical card.

The party said it would implement the decision if returned to Government.


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