CLASS Action

by Ramesh Ponnuru

Thomas Miller on what to do now:

Republican congressional leaders should insist on an updated budgetary estimate of the “net” effects of the ACA over the next ten years without the previously assumed revenue gains from the CLASS program premiums. CBO is not ordinarily obligated to update its overall budgetary baseline until this winter as part of the next annual White House budget plan for fiscal year 2012, but a request from House Budget chairman Paul Ryan for an earlier letter estimate in this regard would be difficult to ignore. . . .

The news that Obama opposes formal repeal of the CLASS Act also sets up a politically winnable, and instructive, fight for opponents of Obamacare.

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