Editorials Discuss Suspension of Reform Law’s CLASS Act
A Washington Post editorial states that HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius made "the right conclusion" when she announced last week that there is no "viable path forward" to implement the Community Living Assistance Services and Supports Act. The editorial adds that Republicans made "an unfair dig" by claiming HHS' decision is "an illustration of the unworkable nature of the health care law." Meanwhile, a Wall Street Journal editorial argues that the "only reason [HHS] pre-emptively called off this scheme" is because former Sen. Judd Gregg (R-N.H.) "succeeded in inserting a proviso that required the CLASS program's reality to match Democratic promises as a matter of law." The editorial adds, "[N]ow that the administration itself has vindicated its critics, Republicans have a new political opportunity to make real health care legislative progress."
- "A Sensible End to the Federal Long-Term Care Program" (Washington Post, 10/17).
- "ObamaCare Starts To Unravel" (Wall Street Journal, 10/18).