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Subject:  Re: Big Problems wth LongTermCare Insurance Date:  7/11/2013  9:55 AM
Author:  Hawkwin Number:  72553 of 78166

I don't understand how folks come to the conclusion that the government should somehow protect people from having to use their own money for nursing home stays. Before the taxpayer picks up the tab, the person in need of nursing home care should be forced to exhaust all of their personal funds. I think a strong argument can be made that the same person's immediate family (adult kids) should pay too, at least before the taxpayers are called to pick up the tab.

Do you feel the same way about education?

We subsidize education through taxes. Heck, public education is largely free regardless of income. Everyone pays regardless if you have kids in school or not.

The idea behind providing incentives for people to protect their assets is so that they actually spend of their mo