The Federal Budget and Appropriations
In 2050, as many as 16 million Americans will have Alzheimer's disease, creating an enormous strain on the health care system, families and the federal budget. Recognizing this growing crisis, Congress unanimously passed the National Alzheimer's Project Act (NAPA), calling for the creation of a National Alzheimer's plan. As Congress has the sole authority to approve the spending of government money, a process commonly called "appropriations", Congress must now ensure that the Plan has the resources necessary to change the trajectory of the disease.
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