The Social Democrats, the Left, and the Greens want to spend an additional 140 million dollars a year on care of the elderly. This would be used for more places in homes for the elderly, increased rent subsidies for pensioners, and better care for the most severely ill.
The Social Democrats want to introduce all-night daycare, the Greens want to increase the minimum pension, and the Left want specialized personal home help for people with mental disabilities.
The center-right alliance wants to spend 42 million dollars on a so-called “Free Choice” reform in municipalities. This is to stimulate private alternatives in care for the elderly. The alliance also wants to spend another 140 million dollars beyond the government’s proposed 140 million annually for care for the elderly.
The Conservative Moderates have the most restrictive proposals, including a 3 dollar fee every time one visits a pharmacy and raising the high cost ceiling for medicines from the current 244 dollars to 278 dollars. The Christian Democrats want to raise the minimum pension and lower taxes for all pensioners.
Both blocks have promised reforms to make dental care less expensive.