Health Care Reform and the CLASS Act
This issue brief examines the Community Living Assistance Services and Supports (CLASS) program, a component of the health reform law that establishes a national, voluntary insurance program for purchasing community living services and supports that is designed to expand options for people who become functionally disabled and require long-term help. This brief describes the major components of the CLASS program including its financing, eligibility criteria, benefit design and interaction with Medicaid.
Issue Brief (.pdf)
also of interest
- Testimony: What would strengthen Medicaid Long-Term Services and Supports?
- How is the Affordable Care Act Leading to Changes in Medicaid Long-Term Services and Supports (LTSS) Today? State Adoption of Six LTSS Options
- The Medicaid Medically Needy Program: Spending and Enrollment Update
- Emerging Medicaid Accountable Care Organizations: The Role of Managed Care