On November 15, 2011, the Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee approved by voice vote H.R. 1173, the “Fiscal Responsibility and Retirement Security Act of 2011,” which would repeal the ACA’s Community Living Assistance Services and Supports (CLASS) program. As previously reported, while the CLASS program was included in the ACA as a national voluntary, self-financed program to provide insurance for long-term care services and supports, the Obama Administration announced last month that it was suspending implementation of the CLASS program because it could not identify a benefit plan that was both actuarially sound and consistent with the statutory requirements.