Affordable Health Care for America Act (2009)
Federal health reform bill includes the Community Living Assistance Services and Supports (CLASS) Act (H.R. 1721/ S. 697), which would establish a national, voluntary insurance program for purchasing community living assistance services and supports. The bill also has minimal provisions to enhance the professional geriatric health care workforce, and it creates a Personal Care Attendant Workforce Advisory Panel charged with examining and making recommendations on working conditions, training, salaries and benefits for direct care workers. In addition, the bill provides for a variety of Medicare demonstrations and pilot projects focused on care coordination for beneficiaries with chronic conditions; programs include transitional care services and an independence at home program providing coordinated care for high-need populations.
Bill Number H.R. 3962
Sponsor Rep. John Dingell (D-MI)
Date of Introduction 10/29/2009
Latest Activity Passed House 11/7/2009
The House and Senate eventually passed a version of health care reform different from this bill. For that bill, see Patient Protection and Afforable Care Act (2009).
More Info http://thomas.loc.gov/
Topic: Direct Care Workforce