Don't give up on long-term coverage

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Author(s) The St. Petersburg Times editorial board
Source The St. Petersburg Times
Date October 19, 2011
Quotes-start.png Republicans predictably point to the failure to make the CLASS Act work as a reason to repeal the entire health care reform act. Long-term care premiums would have been paid for five years before any benefits were awarded. So it's true that because of the creative accounting, the CLASS Act produced $70 billion of the $143 billion in deficit reduction attributed to health care reform. But health care reform still saves money and has many other positive provisions, including many that already have taken effect. Quotes-end.png

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This item argues against the position Act should not have been passed on the topic Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.