We still have a long way to go if this country is going to be one of the best places in Europe to grow old.
There is no doubt capping costs - the principle recommended by Dilnot - is the best model - the key question is how to fund it sensibly given the current deficit.
We are looking at how to achieve this, along with taking action to ensure people do not have to sell their homes to pay for care.
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