Category: Alzheimer's Info, Public Policy Forum
Both senators from Oregon support health care research, one’s a democrat, the other a republican. My personal politics aside, health care shouldn’t be a partisan issue. Your voter’s registration card provides no immunity for Alzheimer’s disease, or any other disease for that matter.
Historically health care has been a divisive issue. It’s time to re-frame our attitude. We know an epidemic is looming. Without sounding like I’m making some sort of stump speech, we have to cross party lines and stand together on this issue. We have to think beyond our political affiliations and tap into that inventive American spirit.
At the forum I learned that a number of researchers are leaving the field. As funding for clinical trials has slowed, young scientists are pursuing other career paths. Now is the time to invest in our future.
Okay, sorry that did end up sounding kind of stumpy, but can you blame me it’s the only thing on TV these days. It must be catching.
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