Saxby Chambliss

Providers outraged: 'Gang of Six' spending proposal would eliminate CLASS Act

Providers outraged: 'Gang of Six' spending proposal would eliminate CLASS Act

Providers immediately ripped a new deficit-reduction proposal Tuesday that was announced by a bipartisan group of influential U.S. Senators and endorsed at least modestly by both the White House and some key Republicans. The nearly complete proposal, cobbled together within two weeks of the United States possibly starting to default on its financial obligations, would slash numerous areas of healthcare spending and eliminate the nation's first government-sponsored long-term care insurance program.