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    MS makes the radar in debate

    This thread is not intended to be a political discussion. I didnít even get a chance to watch the whole debate.

    But one of the candidates mentioned MS multiple times when discussing health care. It is the first time I have ever heard it mentioned on the national stage. The sob stories are usually about cancer or maybe diabetes.

    It was a good feeling that this is recognized for being the serious life changing disease that it is. Maybe more powerful figures will start bringing it up. Maybe soon donating to MS causes will be as cool as cancer has been. Just maybe.

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    Originally posted by palmtree View Post
    This thread is not intended to be a political discussion. I didnít even get a chance to watch the whole debate.

    But one of the candidates mentioned MS multiple times when discussing health care. It is the first time I have ever heard it mentioned on the national stage. The sob stories are usually about cancer or maybe diabetes.

    It was a good feeling that this is recognized for being the serious life changing disease that it is. Maybe more powerful figures will start bringing it up. Maybe soon donating to MS causes will be as cool as cancer has been. Just maybe.
    That's terrific! More government dollars will be going towards MS because a higher number of persons are now being recognized as having MS. The new numbers got us catapulted into the "next division" of how many government dollars can be used toward MS research. I don't know if more people have MS or if more people are being diagnosed properly. Maybe that's why it was recognized/mentioned last night?
    Tawanda
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    Diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis 2004; First sign of trouble: 1994

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      #3
      Aside from the rise in diagnosis numbers Tawanda mentioned, I think MS is getting noticed more in the healthcare debate due to cost of DMTs and the overall lifetime medical and care costs.

      I was getting my infusion this week and was looking thru an MS mag from WebMD - it said the lifetime cost for MS patients is $4.1 million in the US😱. That would be hospital, therapy, meds, medical tests and visits, caregivers, etc ...
      Kathy
      DX 01/06, currently on Tysabri

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        #4
        Originally posted by pennstater View Post
        Aside from the rise in diagnosis numbers Tawanda mentioned, I think MS is getting noticed more in the healthcare debate due to cost of DMTs and the overall lifetime medical and care costs.

        I was getting my infusion this week and was looking thru an MS mag from WebMD - it said the lifetime cost for MS patients is $4.1 million in the US😱. That would be hospital, therapy, meds, medical tests and visits, caregivers, etc ...
        4.1 million per patient? If so I've gt some ends to spend...
        The future depends on what you do today.- Gandhi

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          #5
          Originally posted by pennstater View Post
          I was getting my infusion this week and was looking thru an MS mag from WebMD - it said the lifetime cost for MS patients is $4.1 million in the US😱. That would be hospital, therapy, meds, medical tests and visits, caregivers, etc ...
          Wow! I had no idea.

          Quite an incredible statistic.

          Take Care
          PPMS for 22 years (dx 1998)
          ~ Worrying will not take away tomorrow's troubles ~ But it will take away today's peace. ~

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            #6
            Originally posted by Boudreaux View Post
            4.1 million per patient? If so I've gt some ends to spend...
            Lol! Me too!
            Tawanda
            ___________________________________________
            Diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis 2004; First sign of trouble: 1994

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              #7
              Iíve been around long enough to know when Iím (as an MS patient) being used for political ends and just want to shake them all off. Itís beyond disgusting to me how politicians use people who they think are less than, ďspecialĒ, downtrodden and, most importantly, willing to be used. Iíve seen it in action, in person. You need a shower when you leave.

              Call me cynical. Politicking 👎🏻👎🏻

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                #8
                Originally posted by MMMMS View Post
                Iíve been around long enough to know when Iím (as an MS patient) being used for political ends and just want to shake them all off. Itís beyond disgusting to me how politicians use people who they think are less than, ďspecialĒ, downtrodden and, most importantly, willing to be used. Iíve seen it in action, in person. You need a shower when you leave.

                Call me cynical. Politicking 👎🏻👎🏻
                Excellent point.
                The future depends on what you do today.- Gandhi

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