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VA Launches Program to Improve Emergency Care for Nation’s Older Veterans

Public-private partnership aids VA in becoming the largest integrated health network with specialized geriatric emergency care WASHINGTON, DC – Sept. 9, 2021 – The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has launched a nationwide movement to improve emergency department (ED) care for older Veterans treated in VA Medical Centers and become the nation’s largest integrated health… Read more »

An Estimated 15.5 Million Adults Under 65 Went Without Medication Due to High Drugs Costs, Latest West Health-Gallup Study Shows

  Younger Adults Twice as Likely to Skip Medications or Not Fill Prescriptions Compared to Seniors WASHINGTON, DC – Sept. 9, 2021 – An estimated 15.5 million adults under 65 and 2.3 million seniors were unable to pay for at least one doctor-prescribed medication in their household, according to a new study from West Health… Read more »

Pharmaceutical Industry Could Experience No Impact to Innovation Under H.R. 3, New Research Finds

WASHINGTON, D.C. and WALTHAM, MA – August 12, 2021 — A new analysis of publicly reported financial information of the pharmaceutical industry finds reducing drug prices could have no impact to future drug approvals. The research from Bentley University’s Center for Integration of Science and Industry in partnership with the nonprofit, nonpartisan organization West Health… Read more »

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 »