Group Claims Stem Cell Research Could Save Money

1 decade 2 weeks 2 days ago September 14, 2006 Sep 14, 2006 Thursday, September 14 2006 Thursday, September 14, 2006 7:52:33 PM CDT in News
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COLUMBIA - A study commissioned by supporters of stem cell research says approving an amendment that protects such research would be financially smart for Missouri. The report released today by the Missouri Coalition for Lifesaving Cures says enhanced legal protection for stem cell research could reduce health care costs in the state by billions of dollars. And, the report says, it could boost state tax revenues. University of Missouri economist Brian Long says even a small success rate in treatments of five specific illnesses could affect a significant number of people and their health expenses. Opponents of the proposed constitutional amendment on the November ballot say the study is based on flawed assumptions about the still unproven research.

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