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senate Bill S. 2076

Should the Federal Gov’t Fund a Public Health Campaign for Alzheimer’s Disease Prevention & Treatment?

Argument in favor

Alzheimer’s has a huge cost, in terms of both public health and dollars spent on this disease. Researching better ways to prevent and cure this disease will save the government and the public money in the long term — and with the burgeoning elderly population, now’s the time to invest in this research.

Brian's Opinion
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12/19/2018
These are the types of initiatives the government should be doing. Not wasting time on walls.
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12/19/2018
I absolutely support this strong effort to address the scourge of Alzheimer’s Disease. It is a terrible condition that affects the patient, and their entire family.
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Nick's Opinion
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12/19/2018
Alzheimer’s is a devastating disease and we know so little about it. There are many theories but nothing clear-cut. We must get closer and this bill will help us do so.
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Argument opposed

There are already significant private sector investments in Alzheimer’s research. In the interest of saving taxpayer dollars and encouraging private innovation, the government should reduce, rather than increase, funding for Alzheimer’s research.

Angela-McDaniel's Opinion
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12/19/2018
I think the $80 million would be better off funding research into treatments for the disease. Such research could perhaps reveal how to diagnose and stop the disease the takes our love ones before their bodies give out.
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JTJ's Opinion
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12/19/2018
We need to cut spending, get the government out of healthcare.
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Mark's Opinion
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12/19/2018
No. If there is no money for border security and building the wall there certainly isn’t money for this. Leave medical research to the private sector.
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    These are the types of initiatives the government should be doing. Not wasting time on walls.
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    I think the $80 million would be better off funding research into treatments for the disease. Such research could perhaps reveal how to diagnose and stop the disease the takes our love ones before their bodies give out.
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    I absolutely support this strong effort to address the scourge of Alzheimer’s Disease. It is a terrible condition that affects the patient, and their entire family.
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    Alzheimer’s is a devastating disease and we know so little about it. There are many theories but nothing clear-cut. We must get closer and this bill will help us do so.
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    As someone who is witnessing their grandmother fade away as her body is still here, I would love to see action being done on Alzheimer’s and other dementia prevention on a federal level.
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    We need to cut spending, get the government out of healthcare.
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    Everything possible should be done to address an impending health crisis with those who will be getting Alzheimer’s.
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    No. If there is no money for border security and building the wall there certainly isn’t money for this. Leave medical research to the private sector.
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    This effects the entire country. The program needs the support of the entire country.
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    As dysfunctional government is this is money won't bring us closer to more effective treatment nor a cure for Alzheimer's. This money will be squandered.
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    This is one of the biggest issues facing health care today and it impacts all of us. This disease is projected to cost the country billions of dollars in the coming years. Alzheimer’s is the 6th leading cause of death in the United States, but unlike the top 5 causes of death it cannot be prevented, slowed, or controlled. The private sector funding has directly led to some massive breakthroughs, but it’s not enough. This is a public health crisis and must be funded as one. #ENDALZ
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    Maybe an active role in reducing processed food ingredients / reduction in added sugars would be in order as a hand in glove approach seeing how the research already shows correlation.
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    Yes. Alzheimer’s has a huge cost, in terms of both public health and dollars spent on this disease. Researching better ways to prevent and cure this disease will save the government and the public money in the long term — and with the burgeoning elderly population, now’s the time to invest in this research.
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    👍🏻S. 7026 Building Our Largest Dementia (BOLD) Infrastructure ACT👍🏻 I’m in direct support and strongly recommend the SENATE bill S. 7P36 AKA the Building Our Largest Dementia (BOLD) Infrastructure for Alzheimer's Act — would apply a public health approach to Alzheimer’s disease by establishing a modern infrastructure for the prevention, treatment, and care of Alzheimer’s and related dementias. Alzheimer’s has a huge cost, in terms of both public health and dollars spent on this disease. Researching better ways to prevent and cure this disease will save the government and the public money in the long term — and with the burgeoning elderly population, now’s the time to invest in this research. SneakyPete..... 👍🏻🤷🏼‍♂️🤷‍♀️👍🏻. 12*19*18.....
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    If the federal government can fund programs searching for life on another planet and fund NASA. Then we’d be dumb founded if those of us that have life here on planet earth, living with loved ones that the research could help. Why not fund a program to help those suffering? They claim in government to be oh the religious right, yet contradicting the fact that Almighty God created life here on earth. Therefore as Fiery as I can be, I’d say I’ve missed the reason behind a dumb vote and so help better life. Those in congress that wright the laws need to stay off K street and become Fierce as one could be with me as fan number 1.Catch me
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    Yes, and it has been studied. One thing that can help you to decrease your chances of getting Alzheimer's disease is to get along with your NEIGHBORS! What an American concept, to know, care about and look out for your neighbors will decrease stress in your life due to the FACT that when you aren't home, your neighbors will be watching your home in order to safe guard you and ALL THAT YOU HAVE WORKED YOUR ENTIRE FREAKING LIFE FOR! I believe this is called getting back to BASIC AMERICAN VALUES!
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    There are already significant private sector investments in Alzheimer’s research. In the interest of saving taxpayer dollars and encouraging private innovation, the government should reduce, rather than increase, funding for Alzheimer’s research.
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    Alzheimer's is a huge problem that is just continuing to get bigger, more and more people are being diagnosed with this disease as we get further into the 21st century. It’s time to put our foot down and do something about it!!
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    It is the most important health care issue facing the baby boomers today.
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    This devastating disease is stealing our people from society at a huge costs. We have spent so much on research and cure for heart or cancer and other diseases but haven’t done enough here. We need to find research and cure of this disease so maybe our children will have a solution to it.
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