CLASS Act Could Be on Chopping Block

The Community Living Assistance and Supportive Services (CLASS) Act is under threat of repeal and Leading Age is leading a charge to save it. Since this Act could become a viable means to pay for long-term care you may want to get involved. Here’s how.

Congressional Call-In for CLASS
On Tuesday, Leading Age will be hosting a Call-In Day to Save CLASS. Call 888-785-9795 on Tuesday, July 26, and tell your members of Congress 3 main reasons repealing the program would be a mistake:

CLASS Helps Americans – The CLASS program provides families with an affordable way to plan for future supports and services. CLASS will allow more Americans the ability to remain in their homes while getting the care they need.

CLASS Saves Money – The Congressional Budget Office said CLASS will reduce the budget deficit by $83 billion over 10 years. The program also saves federal dollars spent on Medicaid by reducing the number of people relying on the program for long-term services and supports.

Americans Support CLASS – A Kaiser Family Foundation/Harvard poll found that 76% of Americans support the CLASS Act program.

If you are a Twitter user, you can tweet the following messages:

@kaiserfamfound poll found that 76% of Americans favor #CLASSAct CC: @whitehouse

@WhiteHouse, the #GangofSix proposal to repeal #CLASSact is illogical. CLASS is solvent, helps reduce #Medicaid costs

Please include the #CLASSact hashtag.

The coalition supporting CLASS is strong, but your voice makes it stronger.