COVID-19 has delivered a one-two punch to state budgets — and we’re still in the early rounds of the fight to contain this deadly pandemic. Steeply declining tax revenues combined with sharply rising expenses have turned budget surpluses into record deficits and placed critical government programs squarely in the crosshairs for cuts or elimination.
People of color are far more likely to worry about their ability to pay for healthcare if diagnosed with COVID-19 than their White counterparts, according to a new survey from nonprofit West Health and Gallup.
The UCSD Geriatrics Quality Improvement Science Fellowship Program gave one geriatrician the resources to realize her “Dream career in Geriatrics Quality Improvement.” Undergoing the fellowship served as a profound educational experience for current program co-director Lindsey Yourman, MD. Qualified geriatricians can apply today for the chance to improve healthcare for older adults.
It took a public health emergency to temporarily lift the regulatory barriers that have stifled the growth of telehealth in this country. Now, Congress must act and take the next step, which is to legislate telehealth into the mainstream of medicine and into the outstretched arms of millions of Americans who desperately need it, COVID-19 pandemic or not.
A new national survey released today by West Health and Gallup as part of ongoing research on the rising cost of healthcare in the U.S. finds a growing fear that the COVID-19 pandemic will make the healthcare cost crisis even worse.
Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy and United States of Care co-host webinar featuring West Health’s Chief Strategy Officer Tim Lash to discuss how health care organizations are leveraging value-based care to respond to COVID-19 and the policy actions that can support value-based care both during and after the pandemic.
The Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy and West Health collaborated on two strategic roadmaps for advancing value-based payment (VBP) reform in the U.S. healthcare system.
View a list of upcoming events and speaking engagements that showcase our work to lower healthcare costs to enable successful aging.
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.
From healthcare experts to geriatric thought leaders, our research teams publish work that explores ways to lower costs and improve healthcare delivery for seniors.
We’re combining data and graphics to illustrate opportunities for lowering healthcare costs to help seniors.
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.