The Crushing Impact of High Healthcare Costs on Seniors


The U.S. has the most expensive healthcare system in the world but is not getting the best outcomes as a result — particularly for U.S. seniors, whose health outcomes lag behind those of senior citizens in other industrialized countries. California’s Master Plan for Aging provides a blueprint for other states on how to address this healthcare crisis for a diverse population that is both urban and rural. West Health’s Shelley Lyford, president and chief executive officer, and Dr. Zia Agha, chief medical officer and executive vice president, join the Gallup Podcast to discuss the master plan and how West Health’s approach can address different needs and sectors that touch a senior citizen’s life.

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