Politicians have upset the financial balance of the nursing care insurance system with constant decisions about additional expenditure without a sound financing concept. Unfortunately, the key points of the nursing care reform do little to change this. Nursing care funding is becoming a political nursing care case: there are no approaches to curbing expenditure, the investment cost guarantee is not effective enough and the approaches to capital formation are too despondent in view of the sharp increase in benefits. Politicians are only being clear about one thing: spending more money. Anyone who already has no answer to the question of how nursing care services can be financed in the long term should not be demanding even higher benefits. We are calling for a nursing care reform concept that includes the financing side. This is the only way to achieve the goal of sustainability that the politicians have set themselves.