Raymond C. Dabney . The Africa Healthcare Infrastructure Forum & Brainstorm Session, arriving on the heels of the 24th achieving of the African Union and the unprecedented worldwide response to the Ebola epidemic, is poised to play a distinctive and catalytic function to radically transform the global health agenda of Africa in one that lurches in one crisis response to some other crisis response to one that is built on health program strengthening, engagement of African communities and professionals, and long-term schooling and infrastructure investment.According to Armstrong, House Democrats put a hold on a legislative procedure that could have pressured them to take up Medicare legislation proposed by President Bush to gradual spending. A provision of the 2003 Medicare law needs the president to propose a cost savings measure if Medicare actuaries project that the program will pull a certain %age of its financing from annual tax income. According to Armstrong, Democrats previously this month accepted Medicare legislation that reduced Medicare spending enough to meet certain requirements of the result in, but technically, the bill was not considered beneath the result in law’s requirements. Armstrong says lawmakers likely will have to address the result in again next year, as Medicare costs continue to rise.