Statement from Larry Minnix, CEO, LeadingAge, on CLASS Act Status

Sep 22, 2011, 15:46 ET from LeadingAge

We Must Continue Implementing the CLASS Act

WASHINGTON, Sept. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "We look forward to continuing to work with the Administration on the implementation of the Community Living Assistance Services and Support (CLASS) Act. We believe a fiscally solvent, self-sustaining CLASS Act is not only possible, but essential for our country.

"There is no other solution on the table right now to solve the crisis of paying for long-term services and supports. Today's pressures on both Medicare and Medicaid make the CLASS Act all the more important to help families and the government reduce the costs of care. To help our states, our families and people with disabilities, we must implement the CLASS Act."

About LeadingAge
LeadingAge is a national association of more than 5,400 not-for-profit organizations dedicated to expanding the world of possibilities for aging. Through the continuum of housing and community based services, including adult day services, home health, hospice, community services, senior housing, assisted living residences, continuing care retirement communities and nursing homes, LeadingAge members touch the lives of millions of individuals and families every day. LeadingAge extends its mission and core values to our  39 state partners, businesses, research partners, consumer organizations, foundations and a broad global network of aging service organizations. Together, we advance policies, conduct research, and promote practices that support, enable and empower people to live fully as they age. LeadingAge is on Twitter (@LeadingAge) and Facebook (Facebook.com/LeadingAge).

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