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Congress introduces the National Plan to End Parkinson’s

On Thursday, July 28, the U.S House of Representatives introduced a bill entitled the National Plan to End Parkinson’s Act. (H.R.8585)

This bipartisan legislation is aimed to Reduce the $52 billion it costs the government to help people with Parkinson’s. Of course This bill still needs to be introduced to the Senate, and both chambers of the Congress need to pass it before it goes into law/the president for signature.

But… How hopeful is this!?!?!

Parkinson’s is the fastest growing neurological disease, and second largest after Alzheimer’s. But I’m wondering how many other diseases is the Government planning to eradicate?

A simple google search turns out that president Biden Commemorated world Aids day by unveiling his vision to eradicate the disease by 2030. Bill Gates wants to eradicate malaria, and Mark Zuckerberg and his wife want to eliminate all diseases by the end of the century.

What great goals, but is it really possible?

I don’t know, but since Parkinson’s disease is near and dear to my heart as it is my passion to help those with Parkinson’s I’ll keep my fingers crossed, my letters of support to the government going, and teaching classes every week!