Members of the House Ways and Means Committee agreed Thursday at a markup on H.R. 1173 -- a bill that's supposed to kill off the Community Living Assistance Services and Supports (CLASS) program -- that they have to do something else about long-term care (LTC).
The lawmakers voted 23-13 to approve the H.R. 1173, the Fiscal Responsibility and Retirement Security Act bill. The only committee member who crossed party lines was Rep. Ron Kind, D-Wis., who voted for the bill.
One solution to reforming the system would be to change the laws governing private LTCI, Boustany said.