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That doesn't always do it. Sometimes people think less
about it if they've had things themselves.
While lobbying the House members to agree with the
Senate figures on cancer and high blood pressure and for eye
research, I found three of them somewhat more agreeable and
interested in medical research than I found any of the House
members since 1968. One is Congressman Stokes of Ohio, who
is really rather interested in high blood pressure and health
problems. Another is Joe Earley of Worcester, Massachusetts.
He's interested in medical institutions in his area, and he says
that in Massachusetts what we have to contribute is our brains:
We have brains for medical research, and I want to get support
for them. The other one is Roybal from California who formerly
was a health educator in tuberculosis and who is from a district
in which the cancer center from the University of Southern
California is situated. And he has said to me when I told
him that medical care in '75 cost close to $118 billion and
we're only providing $3 billion to prevent the need for that
immense economic loss, he said, “Well, let's get together some
doctors and let's see what we can do with more money to see
if we can't reduce this tremendous cost and loss,” So I'm
going to try and arrange it for the fall, for September 28th.
How are you going to go about that?
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