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New Polls Find Vast Majority of Voters in 4 Key States Want Medicare to Negotiate Lower Drug Prices

WASHINGTON, D.C. and SAN DIEGO, CA – June 2, 2021 — More than 80% of likely voters in Arizona, Delaware, New Jersey and West Virginia support legislation that empowers Medicare to negotiate lower prices directly with drug companies, according to new surveys conducted by the nonprofit, nonpartisan organization West Health and the polling and public affairs firm, Global… Read more »

Master Plan for Aging Stakeholder Advisory Committee and Philanthropic Partners Support Governor’s 2021-22 May Revise

May 21, 2021 The Honorable Gavin Newsom, Governor State of California Sacramento, CA 95814 RE: May Revision: Investments in the Master Plan for Aging Dear Governor Newsom, We, the undersigned individuals who served on the Master Plan for Aging’s Stakeholder Advisory Committee, as well as supporting philanthropic partners, would like to express our gratitude for… Read more »

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

Analysis of H.R. 3 estimates lower commercial market premiums and out-of-pocket costs WASHINGTON, DC – MAY 20, 2021 – 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…. Read more »

The Gary and Mary West Foundation Applauds Governor Newsom’s $1 Billion Budget Proposal for California’s Seniors

    SAN DIEGO, CA – May 14, 2021 – 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. The revision includes over $1 billion of new investments to support the implementation of key components of… Read more »

Delirium in the Older Emergency Department Patient (ED-DEL) Change Package and Toolkit

This Change Package and Toolkit were created by Dr. Inouye and staff at the Marcus Institute of Aging Research and the Hospital Elder Life Program, with assistance from the Gary and Mary West Health Institute, as part of a research project to improve delirium recognition, prevention, and management in the ED setting and to pilot test the Change Package and Toolkit in three EDs.