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Sending Office: Honorable Yvette D. Clarke
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Christopher.Cox@mail.house.gov

        Request for Signature(s)

Support LHHS Letters on Brain Aneurysm Research

CLOSING THURSDAY, MARCH 12TH COB

Cosignatories: Rep. Jackson-Lee, Rep. Keating, Rep. Lynch

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Dear Colleague:

An estimated six million people in the United States, or 1 in 50 Americans have an unruptured brain aneurysm. Each year, approximately 30,000 Americans will suffer a brain aneurysm rupture, resulting in hundreds of millions of dollars in health expenses
and lost wages. It also creates a need for support services for survivors with permanent disabilities.

Despite the widespread prevalence of this condition and the significant societal cost it imposes on the nation, the Federal government currently spends $2.08 on research for each person suffering from brain aneurysms. We are requesting that the Subcommittee
support the inclusion of the following language in the report accompanying the Fiscal Year 2021 Appropriations bill:

Department of Health and Human Services, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

Brain Aneurysm Research — The Committee continues to be concerned that an estimated 1 out of 50 individuals in the United States has a brain aneurysm, and an estimated 30,000 Americans suffer from a brain aneurysm rupture
each year. The Committee is concerned that not enough research is focused on prevention of brain aneurysm ruptures. Of the funding amount, the Committee requests that $25 million be used for research on preventing brain aneurysm ruptures.

We appreciate your consideration of our request and your ongoing leadership and commitment to research.
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Please contact Christopher Cox (5-6231) at Christopher.Cox@mail.house.gov if you have any additional questions.

Sincerely,

 

Yvette D. Clarke                                                                              

Member of Congress 

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Brain Aneurysm Research

Dear Chairwoman DeLauro and Ranking Member Cole:

We write to you with concern for the estimated six million people in the United States, or 1 in 50 Americans, who have an unruptured brain aneurysm. Each year, approximately 30,000 Americans suffer from brain aneurysm ruptures, at a cost of hundreds of millions
of dollars in health care expenses, lost wages and support services for survivors with permanent disabilities.

Despite the widespread prevalence of this condition and the significant societal cost it imposes on the nation, brain aneurysm advocates and patients are concerned about the relatively low funding levels for brain aneurysm research. Currently, the federal
government spends just $2.08 on research for each person afflicted, a fraction of what is spent on other diseases and conditions that affect far fewer people. We respectfully request that the Subcommittee includes the following language in the report accompanying
the Fiscal Year 2021 appropriations bill.

Department of Health and Human Services, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

Brain Aneurysm Research.— The Committee continues to be concerned that an estimated 1 out of 50 individuals in the United States has a brain aneurysm, and an estimated 30,000 Americans suffer from a brain aneurysm rupture
each year. The Committee is concerned that not enough research is focused on prevention of brain aneurysm ruptures. Of the funding amount, the Committee requests that $25 million be used for research on preventing brain aneurysm ruptures.

Brain aneurysms are treatable and technological advancements continue to evolve and improve treatment options. The key is to treat brain aneurysms before they rupture, and the need for heightened awareness and research on early detection and treatment methods
are essential. Approximately 38 neurosurgeons at hospitals across the country agree and support this request.

We appreciate your consideration of our request and your ongoing leadership and commitment to medical research.

Sincerely,

 

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