The House of Representatives has voted to repeal a part of the health care reform bill that establishes a voluntary, long-term health care program. The program is formally known as the Community Living Assistance Services and Supports (“CLASS”) program.
The Obama administration has taken the position that the CLASS program is not financially viable because it would depend on voluntary participation and could not receive taxpayer funds. Republicans in the House argued that the CLASS program should be repealed because not implementing a program that is part of the health care reform bill could create legal challenges.
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