Healthcare Battle Resumes In Congress


Congressional Republicans called for the immediate repeal of a significant component of the 2010 healthcare reform law as the President Barack Obama Administration struggled to defend the legislation, The Hill reported.

The long-term care benefit that was included in the legislation has been indefinitely shelved, as the GOP is on the offensive in an effort to remove the Community Living Assistance Services and Supports (CLASS) Act, according to the news outlet.

Officials from the White House noted that they did not see a way that the CLASS Act, a bill that was crafted by the late Senator Edward Kennedy (D-Mass.), could pay for itself.

"Hopefully we can kill this thing once and for all so it doesn’t become a drain on our children and grandchildren," Senator John Thune (R-S.D.) said in a statement to try and rally members of the House.

According to Fox News, the errors in the CLASS Act that would eventually require significant investments from American taxpayers led Republicans to begin a search for other issues with the legislation.

"I worry that there are other parts of the president's health care bill that would meet the same definition," Senator John Cornyn (R-Texas) told the news outlet.  

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