I seem to be in a minority in not welcoming the apparent news that the government is to implement the findings of the Dilnot commission on older people's care.
Or rather it is not. For Dilnot accepted that the estimated £1.7 billion cost needed to be made up, proposing the likes of means-testing heating allowances to help pay for the recommendations.
This, however, will not be done. So the upshot is that an extra £1.7bn-worth of cuts will have to be found from the NHS budget in order to subsidise better-off pensioners.
I think it is a shame that the argument is about money. I don't care about anybody's alleged right to receive an inheritance but it angers me that private nursing homes can get away with employing staff on the minimum wage and make profits out of people's conditions.
For me, all homes should belong to the public sector with fully-qualified employees who have the experience needed to look after those in their care.
That is what ultimately matters - that people are treated with dignity regardless of their age or wealth.