CLASS Dismissed

October 14, 2011 — The Prescription Pad   
The Prescription Pad   
Health    Full Committee   

Following the repeal of the health care law’s 1099 reporting provision, the CLASS Act is now being jettisoned.  This latest development, which highlights a major budget gimmick the Democrats used to claim their health care overhaul was “paid-for,” affirms what Americans have long-known:  America cannot afford the Democrats’ health care law.

THEN
“CBO’s February 2011 analysis indicates that implementation of the long-term care insurance program established by the CLASS Act will reduce federal deficits by $86 billion over the 2012–2021 period.”
– Congressional Budget Office’s Analysis of the Major Health Care Legislation Enacted in March 2010

NOW
“I do not see a viable path forward for CLASS implementation at this time.”
– Health and Human Services Secretary Sebelius in an October 14, 2011 report submitted to the Congress

 

        

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