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With CLASS out, future clouded for long-term care

Now that the Obama Administration’s effort to offer government-sponsored, long-term health care insurance has crashed, it’s unclear whether any viable path exists to prod more Americans into recognizing the need for such coverage – and to buy it — as they grow older and more prone to debilitating illnesses. Last week, the administration ended the Community Living Assistance Services and Supports Act program long before it was due to be begin.