Boris Johnson narrowly managed to get MPs to back his plans welfare plan for England - despite warnings that poor households could end up losing.
Plans to stop council support payments counting towards the new cap of 86 £ 000 on lifelong care costs were backed by 272 votes to 246.
Labor and other opposition parties rejected the plan - with 19 Tory MPs rebelling against it government.
The PM insisted it is more generous than the current system.
Under the plan, anyone with assets below 20,000 £ will have nothing to pay for help costs for things like washing and dressing at home or a stay in a care home from October 2023.
Those with more than £ 100,000 in assets - the value oftheir home, savings or investments - pay everything up to a maximum of £ 86,000.
People with assets of £ 100,000 or less can benefit from council assistance to pay, but the new change means they will eventually have to pay up to £ 86,000 out of their own pocket.
Defending politics, the minister of Health Edward Argar said no one would lose reforms from the current systemand the majority of people would win.
Urged on by his colleagues, he said he believed it was important that an impact assessment should be made available before the bill was finished being passed. by Parliament.
Th The 26-vote margin in favor of the government 's amendment to the Health and Healthcare Bill comes despite a majority of 80 votes in the Commons.
Tory rebels included former senior ministers Esther McVey and Mark Harper, while 70 other Tory MPs had no votes, either because they abstained or because they did not 'were unable to participate.
Local authorities will cover the costs of care beyond the £ 86,000 cap, which ministers say will be funded by a new health and social tax .
Scotland, the Land of Galles and Northern Ireland have the power to set their own health and social protection policies.
PM does facing more challenges
After a self-proclaimed error on the sleazy that led to a gruesome fifteen headlines, and howls of complaint about plans for the railroads last week, Boris Johnson's appearance at a major annual trade conference could have been a moment to reaffirm his authority ty, to remind his backbenchers what the power of a leader looks like with a majority of 80 seats.
But that's really not what s If anything, the day gave his backbench troops a painful-agonizing visual phor of a prime minister, flipping through the pages of his prepared speech, begging forgiveness because 'he literally lost his place.
And on Monday evening, he was confroHe faced more challenges regarding the less generous-than-expected plans for the care of the elderly and vulnerable.
The vote was not lost, but the large number of quiet abstentions tells the story of their own.
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Under the new plans, money spent on living expenses such as food, bills and accommodation will not would not count towards the limit.
The threshold for getting help from the council to pay costs will be more generous, with people with assets up to £ 100,000 being able to be eligible, the instead of £ 23,250 currently.
The government announced last week that only payments thatpeople performing out of their own pockets - not those on advice - would count towards the cap.
Sally Warren, director of policy at the King 's Health Think Tank Fund, criticized the change that was "imposed on MPs with very little notice and without impact assessment ".
"Changing the social care ceiling is a regressive step that will leave people low wealth still exposed to very high health care costs, "she said.
" This probably means that some people with Moderate workers living in poorer areas will still be forced to sell their homes to pay for their care, while the wealthier people in the wealthier parts of the country will be protected. "
When 'asked if people still have to sell their homes to pay for care, Mr Johnson's official spokesperson said: "I can't predictindividual situations. "
'broken promise '
After the result of the vote, Liz Kendall of the Labor Party, shadow minister of social affairs, said:“ The Conservative MPs broke the promise they were elected on that no one would have to sell their house to pay for care.
"Instead, they voted to tax ordinary workers , while the richest in our country are not affected. "
But the Prime Minister said the new system would be " progressive "and " much better "than the existing one.
"Under the existing system nobody gets support if they have assets of £ 23,000 or more - now you get support if you have £ 100,000 or less then we help people, ”Mr Johnson said.
He added: " We are addressing a long-standing social problem and it will benefit the people of this country. "
'Persondont think this will happen to them '
Image source, Lorraine Hershon Image caption, Lorraine, depicted as a child and her mother Roma
Lorraine Hershon from Northumberland says her mother Roma, who lives in a nursing home, spent "every penny she has ever earned " on care.
Despite selling her home and savings, a total bill of £ 140,000 and rising left Roma unable to afford such items as slippers and new clothes, she adds.
She says that for her mother, 83, selling her house was "probably the worst thing ever ".
"She was a single mother, she worked day and night to have their own house - and then it's all gone, "adds Lorraine.
" Nobody thinks this will happen to them ... They have no idea what system is there to snatch you every centime, whatever your situation. "
How will the social protection ceiling work?
- Each adult receiving care will have an account measuring how much they spend on child care from their own income or assets
- Those whose total assets over £ 100,000 will have to pay all custody costs themselves
- Once assets fall below £ 100,000 peo ple will be able to claim conditional payments of resources to their municipality to cover their costs
- If they cannot pay for care from their income, they will have to contribute £ 1 for every £ 250 of assets they own
- Nursing home costs, such as food and rent, will not count towards the £ 86,000 limit, but will be capped at £ 200 per week.
- People with assets below £ 20,000 won 'tmust contribute towards their child care costs, although they may have to contribute from their income.
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