PRESS RELEASE
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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PRESS RELEASE
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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PRESS RELEASE
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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PRESS RELEASE
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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PRESS RELEASE
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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Among the many benefits of H.R. 3 @amprog highlights as our work in conjunction with @CIDSAexperts as proof: Americans with private insurance would have lower premiums and out-of-pocket costs & businesses would benefit from lower drug costs. Check it
out: westhealth.org/press-release/… twitter.com/amprog/status/…

About 13 hours ago from West Health’s Twitter via Twitter Web App

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