Helping those struggling with disease:
“[Roskam] was instrumental in passing the record-breaking research funding increase authorized by Congress last December and is a sponsor of both of our main federal priorities:
- The HOPE for Alzheimer’s ACT, which would ensure that doctors diagnose and document dementia when they see it and expand Medicare coverage to include care planning services; and
- PCHETA, which would provide grants to American medical schools to expand palliative and hospice care training.
He has understood how important this issue is since he was first elected, having helped pass the National Alzheimer’s Plan Act in 2010, which established the goal of effectively treating Alzheimer’s disease by 2025, and the Alzheimer’s Accountability Act, which from this year forward, will allow the National Institutes of Health to submit a proposed budget for dementia research directly to Congress, without any politically motivated alterations.” – Alzheimer’s Association Greater Illinois Chapter
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