Congress just passed the Building Our Largest Dementia (BOLD) Infrastructure for Alzheimer’s Act with a strong bipartisan vote, and I want to thank Rep. Ted Poe (TX-2) for championing this innovative legislation in his final term before retirement. With this act he continued to fight for Texans’ long-term interests with smart decisions today. Alzheimer’s-related costs have soared to $277 billion in the last year, including $186 billion in costs to Medicare and Medicaid. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, by 2050, the total cost of care for Alzheimer’s is projected to increase to more than $1.1 trillion. By applying a public health approach, we can change the trajectory of Alzheimer’s disease. With this action, Rep. Poe sealed his legacy as a fighter for the 360,000 Texans living with the disease.
I hope Rep. Dan Crenshaw will continue to work with his colleagues in Congress to address Alzheimer’s as a public health crisis that must be addressed.
Ben J. Sheppard
Alzheimer’s Ambassador for Texas’ 2nd Congressional District
Alzheimer’s Impact Movement
In Mr. Zuvanich’s article, “Houston-based painter using art show to fund college scholarship,” I was taken back to read, “… the event will be donated to a graduating high school senior of color who plans to study fine arts in college.”
Does this mean it is now politically correct to offer similar opportunities for whites only? Because the wording used certainly implies this to be allowed.
But just imagine the reaction from the bias left if this happened!