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Statement from HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius on the National Alzheimer's Project Act
I applaud Congress for passing the National Alzheimer's Project Act with bipartisan support. We at the Department of Health and Human Services recognize the devastating impact Alzheimer's has on America's seniors, families and our health care system. The disease currently afflicts more than five million Americans, and that number is likely to double in the coming years. The passage of this Act will help to ensure we confront this challenge with an aggressive and coordinated national strategy. I look forward to implementing the legislation's provisions swiftly and effectively.
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Last revised: December 15, 2010With all the attention the tax cuts are getting, I do not think the above got any attention at all. C.I. discusses the above issue in the roundtable for the gina & krista round-robin and, after that, I asked her when this took place? I heard about it for the first time in the roundtable. I had no idea.
So Congress did something good. I will give them credit for that.
If you like Christmas memories, please make a point to read Pat Snyder and Janis Ian's "Holiday Memories" (Out & About).
This is C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot" for today: