Skip to comments.House votes to repeal part of 2010 health care law
Posted on 02/01/2012 4:52:20 PM PST by Jet Jaguar
The Republican-led House on Wednesday voted to repeal a financially troubled part of the 2010 health care law that was designed to provide affordable long-term care insurance. The House vote comes months after the Obama administration suspended the Community Living Assistance Services and Support program, known as the CLASS Act.
Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius in October said she was unable to find a way to make the program financially solvent.
Still, the White House has said it does not support repealing the program, under which workers would pay a monthly premium during their careers and collect a daily cash benefit if they become disabled later in life.
Republicans have targeted the program as part of their overall goal of dismantling the health care overhaul law. Action on the bill in the Democratic-controlled Senate is uncertain.
The House vote was 267-159, with 28 Democrats joining all 239 voting Republicans in support.
The Senate has ignored House votes in the past year to repeal the entire health care law or to block funding for parts of it. One of the few changes Congress has been able to bring about concerned a requirement for small businesses to file more health care paperwork.
The CLASS Act was supposed to address the crisis in long-term care coverage. Currently some 10 million Americans need long-term care, and that number is expected to hit 15 million by 2020. But only about 8 percent of people buy private long-term care insurance.
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I’m sure they will find a way to make us pay for it.
DOA in the Senate.
As they have no “Severability Clause” if only the Senate could repeal this, then the entire ObasmaCare bill would be null and void.
Does the president have to sign a Repeal (e.g. can he veto it?)
Proof positive, that they have NO INTENTION to repeal ALL of Obamacare!
Tweak it here and there around the edges, and that guarantees it will never be killed.
Federal power-grab run amok.
I thought Obamacare specifically stated that there could be NO changes once it was passed.