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Lawmakers Get Emotional About CLASS

(AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
(AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

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.

treated hundreds of patients who needed LTC and that he had had to help get LTC for two of his own family members.

One solution to reforming the system would be to change the laws governing private LTCI, Boustany said.

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