21st Century Cures Act

Statement by the President on Senate Passage of H.R. 34, the

We are now one step closer to ending cancer as we know it, unlocking cures for diseases like Alzheimer’s, and helping people seeking treatment for opioid addiction finally get the help they need. The bipartisan passage of the 21st Century Cures Act is an example of the progress we can make when people from both parties work together to improve the health of our families, friends and neighbors.

The Cures Act makes important investments that will save lives. First, for the families and communities that have lost too many loved ones to the heroin and prescription opioid epidemic, it invests the $1 billion I requested in my budget to address this crisis. Second, the bill answers the Vice President’s call for a Moonshot in cancer research by investing $1.8 billion in new resources to accelerate discoveries. Third, it invests nearly $3 billion to build upon the major biomedical research initiatives we have launched in my Administration – known as the BRAIN and Precision Medicine Initiatives – which are tackling diseases like Alzheimer’s and creating new research models to find cures and better target treatments. Fourth, the Cures Act takes important steps to improve mental health, including building on the work of my Administration’s Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Parity Task Force. And fifth, the legislation advances the progress we’ve made in improving the Food and Drug Administration’s drug development process by, for example, making sure patients’ voices are part of those decisions.

For more: https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2016/12/07/statement-president-senate-passage-hr-34-21st-century-cures-act

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“My mother died of ovarian cancer at the age of 53, and in those last painful months she was more worried about paying medical bills than getting well. For millions of Americans, my mother’s story is all too familiar. That is why we need health-care reform that guarantees affordable coverage for every American who wants it and prevents insurance companies from discriminating against those who are sick and need care the most. Earlier this year, I announced an additional $6 billion investment for cancer research as part of a long-term strategy to combat the disease, and the recovery package includes a two-year infusion of $10 billion for the National Institutes of Health, which funds cancer research. We know this fight will not be easy, but we have gone far too long without necessary reforms of our health-care system.

Now is the time to commit ourselves to waging a war against cancer as aggressive as the war cancer wages against us.” —Barack Obama

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Tuesday, December 13, 2016
President Obama signs The 21st Century Cures Act
White House

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  1. WH

    Monday, December 12, 2016

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    President Obama receives the presidential daily briefing

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    First Lady Michelle Obama Visits the Children’s National Health System and read holiday stories to patients and their families with Ryan Seacrest
    National Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health, Rockville, Maryland

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  2. December 07, 2016

    Statement by the President on Senate Passage of H.R. 34, the 21st Century Cures Act

    We are now one step closer to ending cancer as we know it, unlocking cures for diseases like Alzheimer’s, and helping people seeking treatment for opioid addiction finally get the help they need. The bipartisan passage of the 21st Century Cures Act is an example of the progress we can make when people from both parties work together to improve the health of our families, friends and neighbors.

    The Cures Act makes important investments that will save lives. First, for the families and communities that have lost too many loved ones to the heroin and prescription opioid epidemic, it invests the $1 billion I requested in my budget to address this crisis. Second, the bill answers the Vice President’s call for a Moonshot in cancer research by investing $1.8 billion in new resources to accelerate discoveries. Third, it invests nearly $3 billion to build upon the major biomedical research initiatives we have launched in my Administration – known as the BRAIN and Precision Medicine Initiatives – which are tackling diseases like Alzheimer’s and creating new research models to find cures and better target treatments. Fourth, the Cures Act takes important steps to improve mental health, including building on the work of my Administration’s Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Parity Task Force. And fifth, the legislation advances the progress we’ve made in improving the Food and Drug Administration’s drug development process by, for example, making sure patients’ voices are part of those decisions.

    For more: https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2016/12/07/statement-president-senate-passage-hr-34-21st-century-cures-act

    • Weekly Address: Pass the 21st Century Cures Act

      Remarks of President Barack Obama as Prepared for Delivery

      Weekly Address
      The White House
      December 3, 2016

      Hi, everybody. 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. Over the last eight years, we’ve delivered on that promise in many ways, both big and small — including, of course, providing health coverage to 20 million more Americans, and making health care more affordable for all Americans.

      Right now we have the chance to put our best minds to work one more time — and in a big way. There’s a bill in Congress that could help unlock cures Alzheimer’s, end cancer as we know it, and help people seeking treatment for opioid addiction finally get the help they need. It’s called the 21st Century Cures Act. It’s an opportunity to save lives, and an opportunity we just can’t miss.

      This bill would do a lot of good things at once. Let me tell you about five of them:

      * First, it will make real investments this year to combat the heroin and prescription drug epidemic that’s plaguing so many of our communities.

      * The second thing the Cures Act does is make a significant investment in Joe Biden’s Cancer Moonshot.

      * Third, we’ll be giving researchers the resources they need to help identify ways to treat, cure, and prevent all kinds of brain disorders. Alzheimer’s. Epilepsy.

      * Fourth, the Cures Act includes bipartisan mental health reforms, including important programs for suicide prevention.

      * And fifth, we’re making sure the FDA incorporates patients’ voices — your voices — into the decisions they make as they develop drugs.

      For the entire article: https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2016/12/03/weekly-address-pass-21st-century-cures-act

    • December 13, 2016

      Remarks by the President and the Vice President at the 21st Century Cures Act Bill Signing

      South Court Auditorium

      2:54 P.M. EST

      THE VICE PRESIDENT: Mr. President, it’s a lousy club, but I’m proud of you. We’re all proud of you.

      Mr. President, my Senate colleagues, all the members of Congress who are here and worked so hard to get this bill done today, just let me say that last week I had the honor of presiding, probably for the last time in the United States Senate, over the Senate as, Mr. President, they moved to pass the 21st Century Cures Act. And as I said, it’s probably one of the last times that I will get to preside over the Senate, and maybe one of the most important moments in my career.

      On behalf of the administration, let me thank all the bipartisan leadership here. I want to make this clear: This bill would have never occurred, not for some of the — without the leading voices, Republican voices, in the House and the Senate, as well as Democrats. It would have never, ever occurred. And I hope this bodes well for what will come next year, that we’re back working together. This is a consequential piece of legislation that was extremely important and cost a lot of money, and it was done in the lame duck session.

      Without the true bipartisan support, this piece of legislation would have never occurred, and it’s going to help millions of people — millions of people. As the President and I talked — he’ll talk about this in greater detail in a moment — the 21st Century Cures Act is going to harness America’s best minds of science, medicine and technology to tackle some of our biggest and most complex health challenges of today.

      For more: https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2016/12/13/remarks-president-and-vice-president-21st-century-cures-act-bill-signing

    • December 12, 2016

      Remarks by the First Lady and Ryan Seacrest at Children’s National Health System

      Children’s National Health System
      Washington, D.C.

      12:18 P.M. EST

      MRS. OBAMA: How are you guys doing?

      CHILDREN: Good.

      MRS. OBAMA: What’s new? Well, it’s Christmas time again. Are we excited about Christmas time? (Applause.)

      MR. SEACREST: Have you all been very, very good this year?
      CHILDREN: Yes.

      MR. SEACREST: Yeah? There’s a waver right there. There’s a waver.

      MRS. OBAMA: What’s going on? Well, we have a story to tell you — a story about Christmas night and this guy named —

      MR. SEACREST: Old St. Nick.

      MRS. OBAMA: It’s about you!

      MR. SEACREST: Santa. About that man right there.

      MRS. OBAMA: So Ryan and I are going to read together. You guys ready?

      ‘Twas the night before Christmas when all through the house, not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse.

      MR. SEACREST: The stockings were hung by the chimney with care in hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there. You’re busy.

      SANTA: Very busy.

      For more: https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2016/12/12/remarks-first-lady-and-ryan-seacrest-childrens-national-health-system

  3. WH

    Tuesday, December 13, 2016

    All Times Eastern

    President Obama receives the presidential daily briefing

    President Obama attends meetings at the White House

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    President Obama meets with his National Security Council on the counter-ISIL campaign
    The Situation Room

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    White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest briefs the press

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    President Obama signs The 21st Century Cures Act
    South Court Auditorium, White House

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    Vice President Biden holds a roundtable on the Cancer Moonshot to discuss military and first responder care
    Vice President’s Ceremonial Office

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    President Obama meets with his National Security Council on the counter-ISIL campaign
    The Situation Room

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