Repeal Of Healthcare Reform
Congressman to introduce bill to repeal CLASS Act after hearing discussion of strengths, flaws of long-term care insurance programMarch 18, 2011
The Community Living Assistance and Services and Supports (CLASS) Act will be repealed if physician-congressman Rep. Phil Gingrey (R-GA) has his way. Gingrey said Thursday that he intended to unveil a bill later that day that would negate the CLASS Act, a tenet of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
As expected, the Senate voted Wednesday to reject a Republican-powered bill that would have repealed the Affordable Care Act. Despite the party line 51-47 vote, lawmakers of both parties overwhelmingly agreed on a repeal of the 1099 reporting provision in the law.
President Obama defiantly said he would fight any repeal efforts to his health care reform platform but added in his State of the Union address Tuesday night that he would remain open to ideas for improving it. He also called for more spending cuts to Medicare and Medicaid but didn't offer any specifics.