Expanding access and reducing costs are important for many voters—but nobody’s talking about a bigger strategic monster: our need to ramp up healthcare innovation.
If we don’t figure out, for example, how to cure Alzheimer’s or at least delay its onset—it will break our system. We have to analyze why some people’s neurons get destroyed while other people stay mentally sharp into their nineties. It’s basic research that will allow us to understand why this happens, and the causes and mechanisms in the brain. Read the full article.