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The Community Living Assistance Services and Supports (CLASS) Act

This issue brief provides a brief overview of the Community Living Assistance Services and Supports (CLASS) Act, including a discussion of how the program would be financed and whom it is intended to reach.

The paper was released as part of a Kaiser briefing about the act, a component of two leading health reform bills that would establish a national voluntary insurance program to allow for voluntary pre-financing of long-term care through payroll deductions and then provide a cash benefit to purchase services.

Issue Brief (.pdf)

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