Congressmen Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-Texas) and Russ Carnahan (D-Missouri) [have] introduced bi-partisan legislation to create a national registry to house information about Americans living with multiple sclerosis (MS). A national registry would allow for future planning of health care needs, detect changes in health practices, assess disease burden, promote advocacy, and support a wide range of research initiatives.
“As a medical doctor, I'm focused on improving access to quality health services, breaking down barriers to care, and making medicines more affordable for all Americans, including those living with chronic diseases like MS,” said Congressman Burgess. “Creating a national registry like this one will help achieve those critical goals and provide consistency and coordination in the care of those living with MS.”
Read more from Congressman Burgess.
Read the press release from Congressman Carnahan.