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Published: Friday, April 5 2013 6:40 p.m. MDT

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DN Subscriber 2
SLC, UT

This disease is indeed a tragedy for the victims and their families.

However, it is not the obligation of the federal government to spend billions to find a cure or provide relief. Perhaps we could talk about it, if we were not $16 TRILLION in debt already.

And, expecting Congress to come up with something to cure medical problems is a very foolish choice, given how badly they have destroyed regular medical matters by passage of Obamacare, the chronic meddling in Medicare (including cutting payment to the doctors who actually treat patients!) and the bureaucratic maze of red tape they created which hampers trying to get anything approved, done, or paid for.

Sorry, Alzheimer folks, but if you want a solution, better see if you can get a private foundation to support it with few limits on how to attack the problem. That will bring a real solution much faster and cheaper than getting 536 hack politicians spending other people's money and patting themselves on the back for "doing something" even if it is precisely the wrong thing.

Esquire
Springville, UT

DN, you are wrong, completely wrong. Many of the medical advancements and other things that we enjoy are directly attributable to efforts and support of the federal government. We are a people who can do great things by working together, and our government is the means of doing so. The right wing would have us devolve into something we have never been as a nation.

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