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CLASS Act Halted by Obama Administration

Posted on October 14, 2011 in Long-Term Care, Home Health & Hospice

Written by: Bufford, David W.

Just weeks after ongoing development of the CLASS Act stalled, Secretary Sebelius announced today the implementation of the CLASS Act has been completely halted.  Reflecting concerns over the sustainability of the program and the potential for the development of a new entitlement program, the Department of Health and Human Services determined the financing plans related to the Act were not sufficient.

In a letter to Congress, Secretary Sebelius stated: “despite our best analytical efforts, I do not see a viable path forward for CLASS implementation at this time.”  The Secretary additionally wrote an op-ed piece for the Huffington Post detailing the purpose of the CLASS Act and why it is unsustainable.

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