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GOP pushes for CLASS Act repeal
Modern Healthcare

Republican members of Congress are pushing to repeal the CLASS Act, the long-term-care insurance measure in the healthcare reform law that HHS officials said the agency will not implement.

Rep. Charles Boustany, a physician who serves on the influential House Ways and Means Committee, introduced legislation this year to repeal the provision. On the road in his home district Tuesday, Boustany said he has communicated with the House leadership and that repeal is going to be a “top priority” between now and when House members return from a weeklong recess next week.