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TENNESSEE VOTERS SPEAK: New Poll Finds Voters Want President Trump and Congress to Do More about “Unreasonable” Prescription Drug Costs

Nearly three-quarters of Tennessee voters feel the cost of prescription drugs is “unreasonable” and about half are not satisfied with how President Trump and members of both parties of Congress are handling the issue, according to a new poll released today by the West Health Institute, a nonpartisan, nonprofit healthcare research organization.

ARIZONA VOTERS SPEAK: New Poll Finds Voters Want President Trump and Congress to Do More about “Unreasonable” Prescription Drug Costs

Sept. 25, 2018 – Nearly three-quarters of Arizona voters feel the cost of prescription drugs is “unreasonable” and more than half are not satisfied with how President Trump and members of both parties of Congress are handling the issue, according to a new poll released today by the West Health Institute, a nonpartisan, nonprofit healthcare… Read more »

Opinion Poll: Arizona Voters Want Action on the High Price of Prescription Drugs

The cost of healthcare is the single most important issue facing the country, according to 56% of Arizonans, edging out jobs and the economy (41%) and immigration (34%), according to a scientific opinion poll of 750 Arizona voters, conducted from Aug. 16-23, 2018. In particular, the high cost of prescription drugs weighs heavily on a… Read more »

Senior Care Authority: San Diego Leading The Way With Senior-Specific ER

The University of California, San Diego and San Diego-based West Health are taking a comprehensive approach to offering a senior-specific emergency department in San Diego. Earlier in 2016, Gary and Mary West provided $11.8 million to the university to build a state-of-the-art geriatric emergency care unit within the Jacob Medical Center. The Gary and Mary… Read more »

Achieving Value in Medicaid Home- and Community-Based Care: Considerations for Managed Long-Term Services and Supports Programs

Funder: West Health Policy Center Author: Michelle Herman Soper, Center for Health Care Strategies; Debra Lipson, Mathematica Policy Research; Maria Dominiak, Airam Actuarial Consulting; and James Lloyd, Center for Health Care Strategies September 2018 | Toolkit States are increasingly adopting value-based payment (VBP) models to tie payment to outcomes including quality of care, health status, and costs for… Read more »

Institute for Healthcare Improvement: Trading Spaces: Remodeling Acute Care for Seniors

By Liane Wardlow | Wednesday, September 19, 2018 We can probably all agree that no one wants to experience an acute medical event. However, they’re simply a part of life — particularly for seniors who often live with multiple chronic medical conditions, which can, from time-to-time, escalate into an acute situation needing immediate medical attention. Unfortunately, seniors… Read more »

Newsradio 600 KOGO: How To Get Cheaper Prescription Drugs

A new national poll by a non profit, non partisan health care research organization finds three quarters of Americans consider the cost of prescription drugs in the United States to be “unreasonable.”