It had been a priority of Senator Ted Kennedy right up to his death before final passage of Obamacare. The Community Living Assistance Support and Services or CLASS Act was swept into the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, despite so many knowing that it was unsustainable. Not even the Obama administration could hide the failure of this provision of the president’s legacy law, so he and congress repealed this portion of Obamacare on January 1, 2013.
The CLASS Act was meant provide Obamacare like insurance policies for long term care. It ran into the same spiraling premium disaster that has been the hall mark of Obamacare, too many sick people signing up, not enough healthy people to support premiums leading to unsustainable escalating premiums.
Christopher Jacobs at The Federalist accuses members of HHS’s Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE) of knowing and choosing to remain silent on the CLASS Act flaws. Members who still work at ASPE today. Here