But a central design flaw dogged CLASS. Unless large numbers of healthy people willingly sign up during their working years, soaring premiums driven by the needs of disabled beneficiaries would destabilize it, eventually requiring a taxpayer bailout.
After months insisting that could be fixed, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius finally acknowledged Friday she doesn’t see how.
“Despite our best analytical efforts, I do not see a viable path forward for CLASS implementation at this time,” Sebelius said in a letter to congressional leaders.
Had those who voted for ObamaCare actually read the bill and conducted an objective analysis, they would have seen what a farce the bill, now law, was and still is. They would have come to very conclusion that analysts of the time came to: an unsustainable program. The fact that they chose to ignore analysts in the administration who told them CLASS was an unsustainable program is simply more evidence that the ObamaCare supporters and the administration were more interesting in imposing their political agenda than doing what was in the best interests (and constitutionally permitted) for the country.
Now if only the SCOTUS would rule that the individual mandate is unconstitutional (which any one with a common sense understanding of how a republic like ours works and has read the constitution knows) I’ll be satisfied. Better still is if the whole boondoggle were repealed and replaced with common sense solutions that don’t tax everything in existence as the current plan does.