Erksine Bowles

Deficit commission votes not to send proposals to Congress

A commission charged with finding ways to reduce the deficit last week voted against proposals that recommend killing the CLASS Act and increasing the Social Security retirement age.

Deficit commission's plan would eliminate CLASS Act

Deficit commission's plan would eliminate CLASS Act

A bipartisan deficit commission, co-chaired by Erskine Bowles and Alan Simpson, is scheduled to vote today on its deficit reduction proposals, which would make several cost-saving cuts to Medicare. Among programs on the chopping block is the healthcare reform law's long-term care insurance program, the Community Living Assistance Services and Supports (CLASS) Act.