February 01,2012

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Hatch Applauds House Action on CLASS Act Repeal

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), Ranking Member of the Senate Finance Committee, today applauded House action on bipartisan legislation to fully repeal the long-term care insurance program included in the partisan health law, known as the CLASS Act.

“Any and every attempt to dismantle the disastrous $2.6 trillion health law is a welcome action in my book,” said Hatch. “With today’s repeal effort in the House coupled with the Administration’s decision to abandon their own misguided program last year, it’s pretty clear no one wants to put taxpayers on the hook for another unsustainable entitlement program. These budget gimmicks have been exposed. It’s now time for the Democratic-led Senate to demonstrate some real leadership and do away with this onerous plan.”

Hatch has championed efforts in Congress to repeal the new health law.  He has supported legislation to repeal the law in its entirety as well as introduced legislation to repeal: the unconstitutional individual mandate (S. 19); the job-crushing employer mandate (S.20); and the medical device tax (S. 17).