From Fred Thompson's radio show.
The gov may be stepping into areas they ought not, again.
Interestingly, that under this version, a benefit calculation will be made before you are allowed to receive special care. If you can afford to pay for care for a parent, the law blocks you from doing so, if the calculation says your Mom or Dad doesn't qualify.
Notably, this aspect is taken from the UK social medical system - yea one of those systems where all medical care is government funded. It's the crux of the difference between care here and abroad.