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The Sleeper in Health Reform: Long-Term Care and the CLASS Act

The Kaiser Family Foundation briefing examines a little-noticed but major provision in two leading health reform bills that would change the way that the U.S. pays for long-term care. The provision, known as the Community Living Assistance Services and Supports (CLASS) Act, would establish a national voluntary insurance program that would allow for voluntary pre-financing of long-term care through payroll deductions and then provide a cash benefit to purchase services. The briefing included a summary of the measure and discussion by two expert panels.

Issue Brief: The Community Living Assistance Services and Supports (CLASS) Act

Agenda (.pdf)

Participant Bios (.pdf)

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Transcript (.pdf)