CLASS Act Criticism Continues, But New Report Sees ‘Fixes’
Though conventional wisdom and partisan positions suggest the program is fiscally "out of whack," experts say there are multiple ways to try to make it more sound.
Politico: CLASS Act Under Fire, But Experts See Plenty Of Fixes
A new report adds fresh details to the conventional wisdom that a new long-term care insurance program is fiscally out of whack — but there's also widespread agreement among experts that there are lots of ways to try to fix it (Kenen, 9/15).
CQ HealthBeat: A New Round Of GOP Criticism For The CLASS Program
The much-criticized long-term-care insurance program included in the health care law is under attack again, this time by Republicans who charge that Obama administration officials were warned by government actuaries even before the law was passed that the program appeared financially unsustainable. Nonetheless, top officials at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) didn't acknowledge the problems with the relatively obscure program or attempt to make it more sound, the Republicans alleged. A report issued by a working group made up of both GOP senators and House members is based in part on HHS e-mails requested by congressional Republicans. In the e-mails, HHS officials discuss the Community Living Assistance Services and Support (CLASS) program (Norman, 9/15).