You might say the media have missed both sides of the Nelson story: the political story—his insurance connections and what they might say about the positions he takes—and the people story—the importance of the CLASS Act to changing the way Americans receive and pay for long-term care, and how it can be fixed in the legislative process to answer the CMS actuary’s legitimate concerns. Here’s a solid news package all rolled into one. Dot connection! Dot Connection! Dot Connection!

Trudy Lieberman is a fellow at the Center for Advancing Health and a longtime contributing editor to the Columbia Journalism Review. She is the lead writer for The Second Opinion, CJR’s healthcare desk, which is part of our United States Project on the coverage of politics and policy. Follow her on Twitter @Trudy_Lieberman.