It appears the Obama administration is abandoning the Community Living Assistance Services and Supports (CLASS) Act, a program included in the Affordable Care Act that aimed to make long-term health care more affordable and accessible for most Americans. In this first video in a two-part Urban Institute package, Program on Retirement Policy Director Richard Johnson walks us through CLASS’s aims and design, why greater access to long-term care is needed, and where the program ran into problems.
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