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    BREAKING: Game-Changer #CuresNow Passes House*
    Game-Changing Medical Innovation Package Heads to Senate for Consideration
    WASHINGTON, DC ? The U.S. House of Representatives today approved the 21st Century Cures Act by a vote of 392-26.
    ?With today?s overwhelming bipartisan vote, we took a giant leap forward on the #Path2Cures,? said Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) and Rep. Diana DeGette (D-CO), co-authors of the bill. ?21st Century Cures is the innovation game-changer that patients, their loved ones, and the nation?s researchers and scientists so desperately need. The White House has expressed its enthusiastic endorsement of this critical legislation. So it?s now on to the Senate, where we are just one final vote away from delivering #CuresNow.?
    For more information about the 21st Century Cures Act,*

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    I hope it works out well, but it's not all cupcakes and rainbows. Big pharma spent a half a billion dollars pushing this through Congress because it has huge giveaways to the industry and shields them from massive liabilities. It's also pretty heavily biased towards cancer with a token push on stem cells. I'm cautiously hopeful, but many claim it's just pork barrel politics.
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      #3
      Originally posted by c473s View Post
      BREAKING: Game-Changer #CuresNow Passes House*
      Game-Changing Medical Innovation Package Heads to Senate for Consideration
      WASHINGTON, DC ? The U.S. House of Representatives today approved the 21st Century Cures Act by a vote of 392-26.
      ?With today?s overwhelming bipartisan vote, we took a giant leap forward on the #Path2Cures,? said Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) and Rep. Diana DeGette (D-CO), co-authors of the bill. ?21st Century Cures is the innovation game-changer that patients, their loved ones, and the nation?s researchers and scientists so desperately need. The White House has expressed its enthusiastic endorsement of this critical legislation. So it?s now on to the Senate, where we are just one final vote away from delivering #CuresNow.?
      For more information about the 21st Century Cures Act,*
      Do you remember writhing me this:

      It does not stand a snowballs chance in hell of passing in the U.S.. What is the current legislative and funding effort in Italy ? Any promising regenerative efforts. Please don't tell me there is no wealth there because I know better.

      see post #6

      https://www.carecure.net/forum/showt...-Century-Cures
      In God we trust; all others bring data. - Edwards Deming

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        #4
        This was from Grammy:

        Thirteen billion dollar pie in the sky dreams like that couldn't even make it out of the starting gate so the subject is a moot point. c473s said it best with "It doesn't stand a snowballs chance in hell..." Surely you can get something like this going in Italy to while away your time.

        https://www.carecure.net/forum/showt...-Century-Cures

        In God we trust; all others bring data. - Edwards Deming

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          #5
          Elizabeth Warren is not very positive about the bill, I hope she is wrong....

          https://www.statnews.com/2016/11/28/...century-cures/
          In God we trust; all others bring data. - Edwards Deming

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            #6
            Originally posted by paolocipolla View Post
            Do you remember writhing me this
            Originally posted by paolocipolla View Post
            This was from Grammy:

            Thirteen billion dollar pie in the sky dreams like that couldn't even make it out of the starting gate so the subject is a moot point. c473s said it best with "It doesn't stand a snowballs chance in hell..." Surely you can get something like this going in Italy to while away your time.​​ https://www.carecure.net/forum/showt...-Century-Cures

            How could we forget such a thing, Paolo? Attempting to use comments taken out of their original thread context doesn't make a valid point for a different one a couple years later on different legislation. Seriously...Take a deep breath and brace yourself for some breaking news...

            The 13 billion dollar piece of legislation from April 2014 being discussed in that thread had only passed in the House of Representatives at that time. It went on to FAIL big time in the Senate July 13, 2015 just like we told you the prior month in quoted comments you put in this thread above. Apparently you must have missed the death of that bill in the US Congress an entire year and a half ago! Failed.......


            Do you at least remember c473s asking you what the current legislative and funding efforts were in Italy since there is so much wealth there?

            How's the effort going?
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              #7
              Originally posted by paolocipolla View Post
              This was from Grammy:

              Thirteen billion dollar pie in the sky dreams like that couldn't even make it out of the starting gate so the subject is a moot point. c473s said it best with "It doesn't stand a snowballs chance in hell..." Surely you can get something like this going in Italy to while away your time.

              https://www.carecure.net/forum/showt...-Century-Cures

              Different bill and different supporters. I have been to DC on this one. I does contain 2 billion for NIH. If you follow politics at all you may figure out that a good bit of that is for Joe Biden's cancer moon shot. There a lot of nuanced funding in his and it is far different. I give it a nearly 90% shot at being passed and believe Elizabeth Warren wrong. There is a lot of pork which is why it might pass.

              How are the efforts in Italy ?

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                #8
                Originally posted by c473s View Post
                Different bill and different supporters. I have been to DC on this one. I does contain 2 billion for NIH. If you follow politics at all you may figure out that a good bit of that is for Joe Biden's cancer moon shot. There a lot of nuanced funding in his and it is far different. I give it a nearly 90% shot at being passed and believe Elizabeth Warren wrong. There is a lot of pork which is why it might pass.

                How are the efforts in Italy ?

                So you are supporting this because you are involved in it and you rained on the other one because they left you out?

                In my opinion one of the reasons SCI research does not have more support is because some people behave as people can see in the thread I quoted rather that keep in mind we are all in the same boat here.

                You are an old man in a relevant position.. try to be wiser my friend.

                No comment about Grammy.
                In God we trust; all others bring data. - Edwards Deming

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by paolocipolla View Post
                  So you are supporting this because you are involved in it and you rained on the other one because they left you out?

                  You are an old man in a relevant position.. try to be wiser my friend.

                  No comment about Grammy.
                  This is another fail......
                  Last edited by GRAMMY; 6 Dec 2016, 7:37 PM.
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                    #10
                    Originally posted by paolocipolla View Post
                    So you are supporting this because you are involved in it and you rained on the other one because they left you out?

                    In my opinion one of the reasons SCI research does not have more support is because some people behave as people can see in the thread I quoted rather that keep in mind we are all in the same boat here.

                    You are an old man in a relevant position.. try to be wiser my friend.

                    No comment about Grammy.
                    If you saw support for the bill in c473s post then you are clairvoyant! He said he thought it would pass because it was full of pork (like some people's heads). That doesn't sound like support to me. How are things going with the SCI projects in Italy? It seems like Italy can't seem to keep it's economy running or it's banks open without charitable donations from the World! Maybe if more Italians weren't so damn lazy and participated in solutions rather than sideline sniping Italy wouldn't be in such rough shape?

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by paolocipolla View Post
                      So you are supporting this because you are involved in it and you rained on the other one because they left you out?

                      In my opinion one of the reasons SCI research does not have more support is because some people behave as people can see in the thread I quoted rather that keep in mind we are all in the same boat here.

                      You are an old man in a relevant position.. try to be wiser my friend.

                      No comment about Grammy.
                      My support is because it is a better piece of legislation. There is a fix although short in time for complex rehabilitation equipment (wheelchair reimbursement). It benefits the SCI population. You have complained about lack of research in the US and there is an increase for that. If you want to complain why don't you actually do something positive. Don't just sit on the sidelines.

                      Yes I am old at 65 but I still push for issues relevant to the SCI population including cure.

                      Again three people havve asked you about Italy and your efforts. Want to answer ?

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                        #12
                        I think if I were an Italian citizen I would be trying to focus on anything but Italy too Paolo. Sorry about how sad things are in your country.

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                          #13
                          • Senate takes up bill less than a week after House approval
                          • President Obama urges lawmakers to approve measure
                          By Jeannie Baumann
                          (BNA) -- The 21st Century Cures legislation has cleared a key legislative hurdle that will allow the Senate to complete its work on the biomedical innovation bill as early as Dec. 6.
                          The Senate voted 85-13 Dec. 5 to invoke cloture, or limit debate on the bill and move forward on voting for H.R. 34.
                          The action by the Senate marks a critical step toward enacting the wide-ranging health bill (H.R. 34) in the final days of the 114th Congress. President Barack Obama said Dec. 3 he would sign the bill “as soon as it reaches my desk,” culminating a project Reps. Fred Upton (R-Mich) and Diana DeGette (D-Colo.) began nearly three years ago to spur new medical treatments. Many consider Cures to be Upton's legacy legislation as he steps down as chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee at the end of the year.
                          “Just as it is for us who knew that this was so important, we also knew that the clock was ticking,” Upton said at a Dec. 5 press conference prior to the cloture vote. “The vote this afternoon at 5:30 will really be critical because we are all passionate about this.”
                          The Senate opened debate on Cures less than a week after the House passed H.R. 34 by a 392-26 vote. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) called Cures “one of the most important bills we'll pass this year” in a Dec. 5 floor speech.
                          “It's not hard to see why,” McConnell said. “It's legislation that can have an impact on each of our states and on each of our constituents.”
                          Cures encompasses a wide-reaching legislative package to advance biomedical innovation, reform mental health care and issue $1 billion in state grants to fight opioid abuse. The bill includes $4.8 billion in funding for the National Institutes of Health over 10 years to fund White House-level initiatives in precision medicine, the cancer moonshot and brain research, along with $500 million for the Food and Drug Administration.
                          There is also language designed to improve the nation's electronic health records system. The legislative package is part of an amendment introduced in an already passed bill that would strengthen the nation's tsunami warning system.
                          Obama Bats for Cures in Weekly Address
                          Two days before the Senate proceedings vote, Obama focused his weekly address on the Cures legislation.
                          “On the first day of my administration, I promised to restore science to its rightful place. I told you we would unleash American innovation and technology to tackle the health challenges of our time,” Obama said. “Right now we have the chance to put our best minds to work one more time—and in a big way.”
                          “[L]ike a lot of you, I've lost people I love to cancer. I hear every day from Americans whose loved ones are suffering from addiction and other debilitating diseases,” Obama said Dec. 3. “And I believe we should seize every chance we have to find cures as soon as possible.”
                          Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, highlighted the bipartisan nature of moving Cures through the Senate and noted all negotiations on the bill have been worked out on the front end. “The next Congress will not be repealing this law.”

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                            #14
                            The Cures Act passed through the Senate today with a 94-5 vote and would provide $6.3 billion spread out over 10 year to medical research and the FDA.

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                              #15
                              I think its good news and what about the SCI research?

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