By: George Liao, , Staff Writer
The ruling KMT’s proposed long-term senior care system would make long-term
senior care more expensive and add an extra burden to laborers, Democratic Progressive Party presidential candidate Tsai Ing-wen said Tuesday in response to her opponent’s criticism Monday. She said DPP would use the government’s power to build a comprehensive system as a public service.
KMT presidential candidate Eric Chu proposed the ruling party’s long-term senior care policy Monday while criticized DPP’s edition for being too small in terms of financial scale.
Chu’s long-term senior care plan would require upwards of NT$110 billion, NT$40 billion of which would come from the government and the rest would be footed by employers and salary earners on top of their health insurance, and that would constitute a heavy financial burden to them, Tsai said, adding that Chu has no plans for the government-funded NT$40 billion either. Tsai made the rebuttal at a facial and hair beauty competition on her campaign trail Tuesday. [FULL STORY]