Experts warn the poorly-crafted disability entitlement program would likely require a taxpayer bailout. They issued the following statements with the introduction of the bill:
“The CLASS Act is nothing more than a new entitlement nightmare created by ObamaCare,” Gingrey said. “Adding another entitlement is the last thing we should consider. With the challenges facing our two existing health care programs – Medicare and Medicaid – to add yet another government program during these difficult economic times is wholly irresponsible and blatantly ignores the American people’s demands for less spending and intrusion into private industry. By eliminating this program, our bill will prevent an unnecessary bureaucratic ordeal from burdening the American taxpayer.”
“With or without this change, the CLASS program remains fatally flawed. Failure to repeal it now will harm taxpayers and individuals who depend on promises the program will fail to honor,” Boustany said.
Congressman Boustany has been a leader in the fight against the health-care law, and has been a vocal proponent for real, effective change to the American health-care system.
“We need a practical health-care plan to improve quality, reduce costs and expand effective coverage, while improving the doctor-patient relationship,” Boustany said. “I am committed to working with my colleagues until this is fully realized.”