Bob Yee

What We Learned from the CLASS Long-Term Care Debacle

It may be possible to design a modest government-run voluntary long-term care insurance program that is financially viable. It isn't easy, would probably enroll only about 2 million people, and would take some substantial revisions to the program as imagined by the Community Living Assistance Services & Supports (CLASS)Act. But it might be possible. That at least is the message buried  in the reams of documents released [...]

The CLASS Act on Life Support

The Community Living Assistance Services and Supports (CLASS) Act, the national long-term care insurance program included in the 2010 health reform law, is on life-support.  It is increasingly likely that the Obama Administration will never develop the actual insurance policies that were supposed to be available to consumers next year. On Wednesday, the Senate Appropriations Committee deleted all of the [...]