More Funding for Chronic Disease Treatment
About the Problem
The most common chronic diseases (Alzheimer’s, heart disease, etc.) have been estimated to cost the economy more than $1 trillion annually—with the possibility of reaching $6 trillion by the middle of the century. Unfortunately, chronic disease research is “severely underfunded,” according to a recent study of National Institutes of Health data published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.
About the Policy
Increase the portion of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) research budget focused on chronic disease conditions to a level similar to that of life science companies (16% on average).
Polling data derived from three national surveys conducted by Cohen Research Group in February and March 2016. Each survey had a sample size of at least 1,000 registered voters with a margin of error of +/- 3.1%
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