This is from the Coalition of People of dis-Abilties NYC site:
Fighting for Home and Community-Based Care!
An estimated 10 million Americans currently need long-term services
including personal care and other supportive services – and this number
is projected to increase to 26 million by 2050. For Americans with
Disabilities, long-term care is a critical tool for independent living
but most could not secure coverage.
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act included a program known
as the Community Living Assistance Services and Supports Act (the “CLASS
Act”) that would enable people to buy affordable long-term care
CLASS would provide millions of people with a crucial service that was
previously beyond their reach—home and community based care that enables
people live and work in their communities and costs far less than
Now, before it has even been implemented, this vital program is in danger.
HR 1173 -- a bill that would repeal the CLASS Act – is expected to reach
the floor of the House of Representatives soon. We have to stop this
Instead of killing a program that millions of Americans need, our
leaders must get back to work and find a way to make the CLASS Act work.
Congress must not repeal CLASS and the President must VETO any legislation that attempts to repeal it.
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