GOP Presses Sebelius On CLASS Closure

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With the Obama administration shutting down the office responsible for implementing the Affordable Care Act’s troubled long-term care program — CLASS — the GOP is asking why the provision was included in the law in the first place. Sebelius has yet to give her answer, but as the Washington Post’s Sarah Kliff points out, the program scored very well with the Congressional Budget Office, which concluded that it would reduce the deficit by $70 billion. “We are continuing our analysis of this program. As we have said in the past, it is an open question whether the program will be implemented. A CLASS program will only be implemented if it is fiscally solvent, self-sustaining, and consistent with the statute,” HHS has said in a statement.

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