CLASS Act dismissed

Long-term care insurance scheme was doomed from day one

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius on Friday called a halt to the implementation of the Community Living Assistance Services and Supports (CLASS) longer-term insurance program, saying there is no “viable path forward … at this time.” That means a key component of Obamacare is dead. True to form, however, the White House is doubling down, insisting that the CLASS program must be preserved. Congress needs to make sure that never happens so this scheme remains buried.



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