Â The legislation in the House,Â expands Medicaidthe government program designed to meet the unique health care needs of Americans with disabilitiescreatesÂ an insurance program for long-term care, provides affordability credits to help all Americans purchase health insurance coverage, outlaws the common insurance practice of denying coverage to Americans with chronic conditions and caps the amount Americans have to spend on care. During mark-up of the bill in House Energy and Commerce, the Committee alsoÂ added provisionsÂ to prohibit the secretary of Health and Human Services from reducing adult day care fundingÂ and funded a pilot program for home health careÂ specifically for individuals with chronic conditions.
The C.L.A.S.S. Act (short for Community Living Assistance Services and Support, if you're wondering) could transform the way people pay for long-term care . Participants would receive orologi replica daily benefits money they could use to pay for home care , adult day programs, assisted living or nursing homes whether they're elderly or young and disabled. To date, two of the five Congressional committees working on a health care overhaul have adopted the proposed legislation