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Alzheimer’s is the most expensive disease in America. Over the next 40 years, caring for people with Alzheimer’s will cost our country $20 trillion, with nearly 60 percent of that borne by Medicare. If we had a treatment that delayed onset of Alzheimer’s by just five years, Medicare spending would be reduced on those with the disease by 45 percent in 2050. While Congress provided an additional $100 million for Alzheimer’s research in fiscal year 2014, the chronic underinvestment in Alzheimer’s research persists. For every $100 that the National Institutes of Health (NIH) spends on Alzheimer’s research, Medicare and Medicaid spend $26,500 caring for those with the disease. Congress must continue its commitment to thefight against Alzheimer’s by increasing funding for Alzheimer’s research by $200 million in fiscal year 2015.
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