Tsai says KMT care act lacks funding sources

Taipei Times
Date: May 17, 2015
By: Loa Iok-sin  /  Staff reporter

Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Chairperson Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) yesterday expressed regrets over the passing of the Chinese Nationalist Party’s (KMT) version of the Long-term Care Services Act (長期照顧服務法), which she said fails to provide a stable source of funding, and might evolve into a superficial and empty law.

“The passing yesterday [Friday] of the Long-term Care Services Act at the legislature should have been something to celebrate. However, since the KMT did not stipulate a source of funding for the act, and also rejected a DPP proposal to create tax revenues from inheritance and gifts, as well as real-estate sales, for policy funding, this law will not provide any change for families,” Tsai said.

“As civic groups said, the Long-term Care Services Act adopted by the KMT caucus is one that is short of funding, superficial, and irresponsible. This is very regrettable,” Tsai wrote on Facebook.     [FULL  STORY]

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