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CLASS Dismissed

Oct 19 2011

The Obama Administration announced it’s giving up on the Community Living Assistance Services (CLASS) Act, a major part of Obamacare, because of the high cost of implementation. 

In a letter to Congress, Kathleen Seblius, Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), confirmed that initial cost savings of $86 billion were deceptive. Rather than saving money, the President’s healthcare legislation would have added at least $700 billion to the national debt in the first ten years alone. 

As The Hill reported “HHS officials acknowledged that CLASS fell apart simply because it was too flawed to salvage.  This is what happens when legislation is rushed through Congress, not given the proper oversight and when Members aren’t given enough time to read the bill. This needs to be a lesson in following proper procedure. 

This is a good step in dismantling Obamacare and I will continue to seek a full repeal of this flawed legislation.