The Community Living Assistance Services and Supports program (CLASS) was supposed to function as a self-sustaining voluntary insurance plan, but unless large numbers of healthy people willingly sign up during their working years, soaring premiums driven by the needs of disabled beneficiaries would destabilize it, eventually requiring a taxpayer bailout. Officials said they discovered they could not make CLASS both affordable and financially solvent while keeping it a voluntary program open to virtually all workers, as the law also required...
But the rest of the heath care bill is just fine! (...because it's NOT voluntary???)
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