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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 »

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 »

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). Organizers anticipate that the site will quickly begin vaccinating approximately 500 or more seniors per day.

Where Black Americans Will Travel Farther Than Whites For COVID-19 Vaccination

University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy and West Health Policy Center Show Where Access to COVID-19 Vaccine Facilities Differs for Black and White Residents WASHINGTON, DC – FEB 4, 2021 — 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… Read more »

Overwhelming Majority of Americans Skeptical Healthcare Costs Will Fall Anytime Soon as Biden Begins Presidency

WASHINGTON, D.C. and SAN DIEGO, CA — In his inaugural address, President Joe Biden vowed that “help is on the way” to a nation grappling with a pandemic that has already claimed over 420,000 lives and counting. However, despite the promise of a better future, a new survey from West Health and Gallup finds Americans remain largely skeptical that issues as varied as managing the COVID-19 crisis, lowering healthcare costs, improving the economy, fixing immigration and addressing climate change, will improve anytime soon.