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.
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.
Preliminary recommendations from a new commission gave long-term care providers a bit of a fright this week. And understandably so.