Gingrich’s latest brainchild
The recent call for an expanded federal role in healthcare by Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich may not be as surprising as it sounds.
He recently called for the creation of a “brain science institute” to research and disseminate treatment innovations. Gingrich unveiled the initiative, which would create public-private partnerships to fund brain research and translate it into treatments for diseases such as Alzheimer’s, during an interview last week posted on his campaign website.
The new institute is one part of Gingrich’s new three-pronged healthcare initiative, which also calls for the use of electronic health records in clinical studies and changing the tax structure to encourage medical innovators.