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FILE - In this file photo Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., speaks to media at the Capitol in Washington after the Senate voted down a budget plan from the GOP House, that called for turning Medicare into a voucher program. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House appeared to waffle Monday on the fate of a financially troubled long-term care program in President Barack Obama’s health overhaul law, as supporters and foes heaped criticism on the administration.

At stake is the CLASS Act, a major new program intended to provide affordable long-term care insurance. Last Friday, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said the administration would not proceed with the plan because she has been unable to find a way to make the program financially solvent.

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