House Votes to Repeal CLASS Act

by Deborah Z Mark

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The House of Representatives has voted to repeal the Community Living Assistance Services and Supports, or CLASS Act, a long-term-care insurance provision of the 2010 health care reform law.

In a 267 – 159 vote, including support from 28 Democrats, House members approved a bill that was introduced in 2011.  This bill, the Fiscal Responsibility and Retirement Security Act of 2011, overturns the CLASS act, a voluntary, public-supported long-term-care insurance program.

In a written statement, House Speaker John Boehner praised the bill’s passage and reiterated his position that the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is making it harder for small businesses to hire new workers and provide insurance for their employees.

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