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VA Launches Program to Improve Emergency Care for Nation’s Older Veterans

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has launched a nationwide movement to improve emergency department (ED) care for older Veterans treated in VA Medical Centers and become the nation’s largest integrated health network with specialized geriatric emergency care. 

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An Estimated 15.5 Million Adults Under 65 Went Without Medication Due to High Drugs Costs, Latest West Health-Gallup Study Shows

An estimated 15.5 million adults under 65 and 2.3 million seniors were unable to pay for at least one doctor-prescribed medication in their household, according to a new study from West Health and Gallup analyzing the impact of high drug prices on consumers.

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August 12, 2021

Pharmaceutical Industry Could Experience No Impact to Innovation Under H.R. 3, New Research Finds

A new analysis of publicly reported financial information of the pharmaceutical industry finds reducing drug prices could have no impact to future drug approvals.

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June 3, 2021

Most Americans Support Medicare Negotiation for Drug Prices Despite Claims It Would Hurt Innovation

A new West Health/Gallup survey finds nearly all Democrats (97%) and the majority of Republicans (61%) support empowering the federal government to negotiate lower prices of brand-name prescription drugs covered by Medicare.

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May 20, 2021

New Study Estimates Medicare Negotiation Could Save Businesses $195 Billion and Workers Another $98 Billion

As Congress considers legislation to reform prescription drug pricing, a new analysis conducted by the West Health Policy Center and released by its Council for Informed Drug Spending Analysis (CIDSA) estimates that the Elijah E. Cummings Lower Drug Costs Now Act (H.R. 3) could result in hundreds of billions of dollars in lower commercial health insurance costs by 2030.

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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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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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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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