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1 in 2 Americans Fear a Major Health Event Could Lead to Bankruptcy

West Health-Gallup U.S. Healthcare Survey Finds Growing Fears of Financial Ruin Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic SAN DIEGO AND WASHINGTON, DC — September 1, 2020 – As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to put lives and livelihoods at risk, 1 in 2 Americans say they fear a major health event could lead them to file for bankruptcy,… Read more »

9 in 10 Americans Concerned Pharmaceutical Industry Will Use Coronavirus Pandemic to Raise Drug Prices

Fears abound of COVID-19 crisis worsening affordability challenges of U.S. healthcare system. WASHINGTON, D.C. and SAN DIEGO, CA — June 18, 2020 — Nearly 9 in 10 U.S. adults are “very” (55%) or “somewhat” (33%) concerned that the pharmaceutical industry will leverage the COVID-19 pandemic to raise drug prices. Similarly, 84% are very or somewhat… Read more »

Governor Newsom Launches Campaign to Protect Health and Well-Being of Older Californians During COVID-19 Pandemic

March 31, 2020 To combat social isolation, ‘Stay Home. Save Lives. Check In.’ campaign urges all Californians to check in on vulnerable neighbors with a call, text or physically-distanced door knock. In coordination with non-profit local 2-1-1 systems, California also launches hotline to help Californians answer questions. SACRAMENTO – Governor Gavin Newsom today announced the… Read more »

How Runaway Healthcare Costs are a Threat to Older Adults and What to do About It

New Report Outlines Common Sense Approaches to Solving America’s Healthcare Cost Crisis WASHINGTON, DC and SAN DIEGO, CA – Feb. 6, 2020 – Empowering Medicare to directly negotiate drug prices, accelerating the adoption of value-based care, using philanthropy as a catalyst for reform and expanding senior-specific models of care are among recommendations for reducing healthcare… Read more »