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.
Participant Bios (.pdf)
mp3 of Briefing (right-click to download)