During an interview on FOX Business Network’s Cavuto: Coast to Coast, Ann Romney, the wife of former presidential candidate Mitt Romney, spoke about her battle with multiple sclerosis and why she decided to write her latest book.
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“It was time for me to be there for others, especially ones I met along the campaign trail,” Romney said. “I told them hope is on the way, I will be back for you, and I’m here. I’m strong now. Lean on me and let’s help really solve some of these tough neurologic diseases that affect 50 million people worldwide.”
Romney said she thinks prices for medication today are too high.
“Frankly, in the economy as we look at it now, the people that are really getting squeezed are the middle class,” she said. “Wages have been stagnant and it has been very tough. People have to make tough decisions and drugs are too expensive and there are things that have to be fixed, there’s no question about that.”
She added that political parties aren’t important when dealing with medical issues. The advisory board at The Ann Romney Center for Neurologic Diseases includes some members from both sides of the political spectrum.
“The interesting thing about disease is it’s non-partisan,” she said. “It’s color-blind and those of us, the 50 million worldwide that are affected by neurologic disease…we have to have a broad approach. It can’t just be one [political] party or the other. It has to be bi-partisan.”