Who will pay for the National Care Service?

Labour is obviously hoping to swing a few grey votes from the Tories in the next election with plans for a National Care Service but once again the working age population will have to pick up the tab.

Details of this service are scant but considering the name, it will most likely run along the lines of the NHS and provide care for free or at subsidised rates. Long-term care is starting to become a major political pawn; the public thinks that care is provided just like the NHS, the coalition has brought in the Dilnot reforms but which have been spun as far more generous than they really are, and Labour wants to make care provision as generous as the public thinks it is and the Tories are pretending it is.