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

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.

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Our blogger Karen J. Fletcher is CHA's publications consultant. She provides technical expertise, writing and research on Medicare, health disparities and other health care issues. With a Masters in Public Health from UC Berkeley, she serves in health advocacy as a trainer and consultant. See her current articles.