Debra J. Saunders

In the end, federal numbers crunchers could not escape the bitter fiscal reality: Healthy adults can buy better private plans for less money.

On Friday, Sebelius wisely ended a bad program before it started. But on Monday, White House spokesman Nick Papas told The Associated Press, "Repealing the CLASS Act isn't necessary or productive."

To recap, after 19 months of cooking the numbers in every possible configuration to give the CLASS Act a passing grade, Sebelius had to shut it down in order to protect the public, but the White House wants to keep CLASS open to protect its political hide.

Debra J. Saunders

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