The Exam Room

March 17, 2011 | Issue Post

The House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee today held a hearing to examine the implementation and sustainability of the CLASS program.-- During the hearing, Administration on Aging Assistant Secretary Kathy Greenlee admitted to Rep. Tim Murphy (R-PA) that funds from the CLASS program were double counted as both funding the program and contributing savings in the health care law.

March 9, 2011 | Issue Post

First... Chief Actuary Rick Foster Says:
Cuts in Medicare "cannot be simultaneously used to finance other Federal outlays (such as the coverage expansions) and to extend the trust fund."