Fiscal Cliff Averted, AGS Supports New Congressional Long-Term Care Commission

Among the measures that Congress undertook on January 1 to steer the government clear of what came to be known as the “fiscal cliff” were some steps that might ultimately lead to affordable long-term care coverage for Americans. One of these steps repealed the Community Living Assistance Services and Supports (CLASS) Act. The act was intended to create a voluntary, nationwide, long-term care insurance plan, but President Obama shelved it before it could be implemented after projections suggested it would not be financially viable. Congress took another step forward on January 1 by mandating a national commission—the Commission on Long-Term Care—and charging it with developing a plan for a workable alternative to the CLASS Act. Read the full column by the AGS here>>


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