On Wednesday, the House of Representatives voted to repeal the CLASS program. It’s a long-term care provision within the Obama health plan that the administration shelved last year for being financially unsustainable. Yet Obama and most Democrats still oppose its repeal.
“This is a fatally flawed program,” said Rep. Charles Boustany (R-La.) who sponsored the repeal that now heads to the Senate.
He tells us why he believes repeal of CLASS is essential and what arguments Democrats are offering for keeping the program. Boustany explains why it’s dangerous not to repeal CLASS and he reacts to predictions from Senate Republicans that the repeal is not likely to pass on their side of Capitol Hill.
“The key now, let’s put as much pressure as we can on the Senate and see how many votes we can get.”
Boustany also explains why the program would leave the nation much deeper in debt.