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Pause, please: Misspending is a bad word

This news story on KUOW gave me a hot flash: "'Menopause is not a bad word.' New bill aims to increase awareness, reduce stigma." It highlighted a proposal to expand federal research on menopause, establish a national public awareness program and support improved training for health care providers. The price tag for the Senate bill titled the Advancing Menopause Care and Mid-Life Women's Health Act? $275 million over five years.

This is exactly the sort of putting wants ahead of needs that only people using other people's money can do. In this case, many of the efforts in the act will be dupli...


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