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.
A new West Health-Gallup national survey finds more Americans trust former Vice President Joe Biden than President Donald Trump to efficiently lead the U.S. healthcare system through the COVID-19 pandemic.
A new West Health study published in JAMA Network Open finds inflation penalties on drug companies by the federal government were associated with an estimated $7.1 billion reduction in expenditures by Medicare Part D between 2013 and 2017.
The Gary and Mary West Foundation is proud to be a founding member of Civica Rx as it celebrates its second anniversary. The nonprofit generic drug company has already helped millions of patients, prevented shortages of essential drugs and forever changed the pharmaceutical industry for the better. And it’s only just begun. Congratulations!
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to put lives and livelihoods at risk, 1 in 2 Americans say they fear a major health event could lead them to file for bankruptcy, marking a 5% increase since 2019.
The COVID-19 pandemic has upended life in America. While no one is immune, seniors face the greatest risks to their health and the biggest challenges to their daily lives. Watch this important webinar and find out how leaders in aging are helping older adults in San Diego get through the crisis safely and what it means for the future of aging in America.
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.
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.