Don't Cut Funding for Medical Research

May 11, 2012

The Philadelphia Inquirer

An editorial in today's Philadelphia Inquirer calls for maintaining funding for Pennsylvania's CURE program, which pays for $60 million in medical research at institutions across the state. Gov. Corbett's budget calls for sending the money - from the national tobacco-settlement - to into the state's general fund to pay for long-term care. Calling that move "shortsighted," the Inquirer highlights the advances in cancer, heart disease, diabetes and infectious disease that have arisen from the program over the past decade, and points out that thousands of jobs in the health and life sciences sectors could be cut if the CURE funding they depend on is eliminated... Read More