Elizabeth Manning's analysis and commentary on the National Disability Insurance Scheme is published by The Conversation today.
Ms Manning is a lecturer in economics at Deakin University in Victoria, and the mother of a daughter with cerebral palsy. Her conclusion to this article:
Under the NDIS, the cost burden faced by individuals living with a disability and their families could be spread thinly across the entire population. Everyone would then effectively be insured against some of the financial burden of unexpectedly acquiring a significant disability.
I hope next week’s budget delivers for families like mine who are counting on a properly funded and well-structured NDIS.