What is the Alzheimer's Accountability and Investment Act?
In 2022. caring for people with Alzheimer's will cost Medicare and and Medicaid an estimated $206 billion. This represents 1 in every 6 dollars Medicare spends. And these costs are only projected to increase--to $618 billion in 2050, when nearly 1 in every 3 Medicare dollars will be spent on someone with Alzheimer's.
Given the enormous financial burden on government budgets, a commitment to Alzheimer's research today will yield savings tomorrow.
The Alzheimer's Accountability and Investment Act would maintain the Alzheimer's Bypass Budget process. This will ensure that Congress continues to hear how much funding is needed to fully pursue scientific opportunities to prevent and effectively treat Alzheimer's.