Hillary Clinton will propose spending $2 billion a year in an attempt to cure Alzheimer's by 2025
The deaths from Alzheimer’s have been exploding in the US, so Hillary Clinton is willing to highlight the issue of curing the disease for the women and minority voters, who are disproportionately vulnerable to developing it.
On Tuesday, during her last campaign speech ahead of the Christmas holiday, Clinton has planned to call for a dramatic rise in federal spending to determine a cure for the sole death cause ranked in America’s top 10 that can’t be cured, prevented or slowed down, the campaign told USA TODAY.
As per a campaign official, who was not authorized to speak publicly before the announcement, the Democratic front-runner is going to recommend spending $2 billion every year as a move to cure the degenerative brain disease by 2025.
Robert Egge, executive director of the Alzheimer’s Impact Movement, whose advocates are leaning on all campaigns next year to take up the matter, said this was for the first time ever that Alzheimer’s has been made a main campaign issue by a presidential candidate. No specific plans have been offered by any of them. He said that Clinton's proposal ‘makes this a national conversation’.
Clinton is looking forward to purpose the same at a campaign stop in Fairfield, Iowa. Clinton held a conference call with researchers on Monday, where she emphasized the necessity of raising the profile of the disease.
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