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Administration led by health and human services secretary Kathleen Sebelius.
As essentially pulled the plug on a key program in the president's health care law called class.
The administration tried to downplay the move but critics pounced on the announcement as evidence the rest of the law is also on workable.
Chief Washington correspondent Jim Angle has the story.
Democrats say canceling that new entitlement for the disabled is just a minor snag and only one part of the health care law Republicans say it's the first sign the entire law is coming -- -- There wasn't fiscally sustainable.
And so I'm glad.
To see them do that but I worry that there are other parts of the president's health care bill that would -- the same definition the clash -- -- in the healthcare -- -- cheaper than you're really is by collecting premiums years before any benefits would be paid and counting the money as savings.
With its -- some seventy billion dollars about half the theoretical savings over the first ten years have dissolved and Republicans say that's just the beginning -- -- of the rest of the deficit reduction is about the -- I believe and I think it's pretty easy to show the administration had no choice -- to -- class because senator Judd -- inserted language in the healthcare bill.
Requiring the program to be self sustaining meaning it could not add to the deficit secretaries -- -- -- issued a statement saying quote.
I do not see a viable path forward for class implementation at this time.
Even some Democrats say there's no way to get around.
That's the language they gotta agree on and therefore we need to follow whatever the the language that Gregg added there but today some liberal groups insisted the program is not dead that it can and should go forward and questioned why the administration killed and there are -- -- It is premature to show our discussion why anyone wants to -- off discussion at this point.
Is beyond me and late today White House officials told fox quote we do not support repeal repealing the class act is in this -- or productive.
Which is why Republicans want legislation Milwaukee and what secretary Sebelius and HHS has -- right now the administration has said they're not gonna go forward with -- but there wouldn't be anything.
Legally that would prevent them from.
This program at a later date.
The White House appears to be trying to have it both ways some liberal supporters say the president -- -- -- promise and they expected to keep it.
But senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell says it defies logic for the White House to admit the program is unsustainable.
But demand it stay on the books and the chief actuary of Medicare is -- the program would have to enroll 230.
Million people to be workable.
That's more than the entire American workforce.
-- on this with the panel.
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