WASHINGTON – The Republican-led House has voted to repeal a financially troubled part of the 2010 health care law that was designed to provide affordable long-term care insurance.
Wednesday's House vote comes four months after the Obama administration suspended what is known as the CLASS Act. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius (seh-BEEL'-yuhs) said she was unable to find a way to make the program financially solvent.
Still, the White House has said it does not support repealing the program, under which workers would pay a monthly premium during their careers and collect a daily cash benefit if they become disabled later.
Republicans have targeted the program as part of their overall goal of dismantling the health care overhaul law. Action on the bill in the Democratic-controlled Senate is uncertain.