Fighting Repeal of the CLASS Act

Members | October 26, 2011

We must urge Congress not to repeal the CLASS Act. It is the only framework on the books to help transform how our country finances long-term services and supports. Throughout the week, we hope you will call and follow the prompts to be connected to one of your senators. Once you are patched through, tell the senator's office that you hope they will urge the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to appoint the CLASS Independence Advisory Council that is mandated in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act .

Our call-in campaign is now closed.

We hope you will consider sending a message about protecting the CLASS Act from repeal via Contact Congress. We ask that you tell your senators to reject any attempt to repeal the Community Living Assistance Services and Supports (CLASS) Act program.

We believe the CLASS Act must remain on the books because it is the only existing answer for how we can transform our system to help people plan and pay for their inevitable needs for long-term services and supports.

We were very disappointed when Kathleen Sibelius, secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, announced that she didn't see “a viable path forward” for implementing the Community Living Assistance Services and Supports (CLASS) Act program. We could not disagree more. We believe the legislation provides maximum flexibility for HHS to devise a solution that would be available to all and financially sustainable.

Thanks for your support!