Learn about the CLASS Act – An Important Piece of Long-Term Care Legislation in Health Care Reform

The CLASS Act is part of the legislative legacy of Senator Ted Kennedy, is an important legislative piece for planning for the long-term care needs of our country and is included in both the Senate and the House versions of health care reform.

Bonnie Burns posted this summary of the CLASS Act — it gives a broad overview of the major provisions of the Act, with notations where the Senate and House versions differed as of its writing on January 15, 2010.

Karen Joy Fletcher

Our blogger Karen Joy Fletcher is CHA’s Communications Director. With a Masters in Public Health from UC Berkeley, she is the online “public face” of the organization, provides technical expertise, writing and research on Medicare and other health care issues. She is responsible for digital content creation, management of CHA’s editorial calendar, and managing all aspects of CHA’s social media presence. She loves being a “communicator” and enjoys networking and collaborating with the passionate people and agencies in the health advocacy field. See her current articles.