Democrats Defend the Scuttled CLASS Act
1:30 PM, Oct 18, 2011 • By MARK HEMINGWAY
Last week, the Obama administration essentially admitted that the CLASS Act, Obamacare's long-term care program, was actuarially unsustainable and announced they would cease implementing it. The CLASS Act was said to be responsible for more than half of the deficit savings that the health care bill is alleged to produce.
Despite lots of justly deserved criticism from Republicans and other critics, Democrats defended the program quite vociferously. The Washington Examiner's Phil Klein put together this handy reminder of what Senate Democrats were saying about the program before economic reality killed it off. It turns out they did indeed have to vote for the bill to find out what was in it: