Even President Obama’s own health and human services secretary agrees – there’s not enough money to pay for a long-term, assisted-living component of his health care package. So U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock (R-Peoria) is pushing for a repeal of the CLASS Act. CLASS stands for Community Living Assistance Services and Supports.
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Schock says an analysis from HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius shows the Social Security-style funding becomes unsustainable into its second decade. “I think it’s reckless for Congress to pass benefits that we can’t pay for,” Schock says. Schock says HHS has looked into eight alternatives, and none have passed the financial test. He says he would not recommend more of a search.