Barack Obama 's Inauguration State Of The President

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Within the Office of the Vice President, a White House Cancer Moonshot Task Force will be supplied an additional billion dollars of taxpayer’s money in the hope to cure cancer. With support from the president of the United States, this funding will go towards development and further research on a possible cure for cancer. Announced during Barack Obama’s 2016 State of the Union address, the president appointed Joe Biden the head of this government task force against the disease of cancer. Obama’s administration said a government health agency, the National Institute of Health, is already on track to spend over $195,000,000 on cancer-fighting efforts in 2016. In 2017, Obama’s presidential budget will request for $755,000,000 additional funding. The source for the remaining $50,000,000 for Obama’s billion-dollar goal was not been released to the general public yet. With cancer requiring colossal amounts of money from society to attempt to treat and cure the disease, it has become an important and relevant social issue in the United States. In 2016 alone, there will be an estimated 1,685,210 cancer diagnoses along with approximately 595,690 deaths in correlation with cancer in the United States (Cancer). Although with the United States having a population around 318 million, only approximately 5% of the population will be affected by cancer. With this only affecting a small portion of the total population, the topic of cancer can create a social issue and source for debate
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