October 14,2011

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Hatch Statement on Class Act

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), Ranking Member of the Senate Finance Committee, issued the following statement after the Obama Administration announced it will not move forward with the long-term care insurance program, known as the CLASS Act, because they did not see a "viable path forward":

“This announcement is a canary in a coal mine. The CLASS Act's budget gimmicks, which secured its inclusion in the $2.6 trillion health law, have finally been exposed as a program that was deeply flawed and unsustainable. Today’s abandonment of the program is just the latest evidence demonstrating ObamaCare's devastating effects and ill-conceived policies. What will be next?”