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May 14, 2021

The Gary and Mary West Foundation Applauds Governor Newsom’s Billion Dollar Budget Proposal for California’s Seniors

Today, Shelley Lyford, President and CEO of the Gary and Mary West Foundation, issued the following statement after California Governor Gavin Newsom released the May Revision of the 2021-22 budget. 

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May 6, 2021

Fear of Losing Health Insurance Keeps 1 in 6 American Workers in Their Jobs

One out of every 6 adult workers in the United States are staying in jobs they might otherwise leave out of fear of losing their employer-sponsored health insurance, according to a new West Health-Gallup survey.

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PRESS RELEASE
March 31, 2021

Almost 1 In 5 Americans Did Not Seek Needed Medical Treatment During the Pandemic Due to Cost

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.

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PRESS RELEASE
February 11, 2021

New COVID-19 Vaccine Site for Vulnerable Seniors at West PACE in San Marcos

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).

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PRESS RELEASE
February 4, 2021

Where Black Americans Will Travel Farther Than Whites For COVID-19 Vaccination

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.

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January 6, 2021

West Health Joins California Foundations in Hailing Master Plan for Aging

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.

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PRESS RELEASE
January 6, 2021

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health and West Health Bring Geriatric Emergency Room Care and Telemedicine to Rural New England

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.

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PRESS RELEASE
December 16, 2020

Some States May Lack Facilities for Administering COVID-19 Vaccine to Residents

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. 

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PRESS RELEASE
November 19, 2020

More Than 1.1 Million Medicare Recipients Could Die Due to the Inability to Afford Their Medications

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.

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