Nearly 20% of Americans, or more than 46 million adults, say they did not seek treatment for a health problem in the last year due to cost, and an equal number say that if they needed some form of healthcare today they would not be able to afford it, according to a new West Health-Gallup survey.
A new COVID-19 vaccination site designed specifically for the community’s most vulnerable seniors opened today, Thursday, Feb. 11, at West PACE in northern San Diego County. The appointment-only site located at 1706 Descanso Ave. in San Marcos will be open Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. (including holidays).
Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy and West Health Policy Center found that in many parts of the country, Black people are less likely than white people to live near a pharmacy, clinic, hospital or health center that can administer COVID-19 vaccines.
A new survey from West Health and Gallup finds Americans remain largely skeptical that issues as varied as managing the COVID-19 crisis, lowering healthcare costs, improving the economy, fixing immigration and addressing climate change, will improve anytime soon.
Governor Gavin Newsom released California’s first Master Plan for Aging to serve as a 10-year blueprint to guide state and local government, communities, private organizations, and philanthropies in building communities that promote healthy aging.
Four hospitals in New Hampshire and Vermont to receive training, education and telehealth support from Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, the nation’s soon-to-be first rural geriatric emergency department.
New University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy and West Health Policy Center study reveals several states may not have a sufficient number of facilities to administer the COVID-19 vaccine to all residents who want it.
University of California, San Diego awards Gary and Mary West the 2020 Chancellor’s Medal for empowering access to high-quality, affordable health and support services for older adults in San Diego and around the country.
A new study released by West Health Policy Center finds more than 1.1 million Medicare patients could die over the next decade because they cannot afford to pay for their prescription medications. As medical conditions worsen, Medicare will spend an extra $177.4 billion.
Reduce the administrative burden on PACE programs through improved technical assistance and streamlined application processes.
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The rising cost of healthcare is a growing economic and public health crisis that hurts the U.S. economy, threatens individual financial security, compromises care and reduces patient access.
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From healthcare experts to geriatric thought leaders, our research teams publish work that explores ways to lower healthcare costs to enable successful aging.
Through video, livestreams, webinars and other multimedia, we are working to shine the light on the challenges facing seniors in this country and the actions we need to take to lower the cost of healthcare for all Americans.