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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 »

West Health Policy Center Bolsters Commitment to Lowering Healthcare Costs

Cristina Boccuti Appointed to Healthcare Payment Reform Team SAN DIEGO AND WASHINGTON, D.C. – Sept. 5, 2018 – West Health, a family of nonpartisan, nonprofit organizations focused on healthcare research, policy and philanthropy, has appointed Cristina Boccuti, MA, MPP, formerly of the Kaiser Family Foundation, as director of health policy at the Gary and Mary… Read more »

Not-for-profit Generic Drug Company Officially Established, Attracts Interest of More Than 120 Health Organizations

Not-for-profit Generic Drug Company Officially Established, Attracts Interest of More Than 120 Health Organizations 14 generic drugs used in hospitals are initial focus of efforts, CEO named Salt Lake City, UT, September 6, 2018 – Civica Rx, the initiative previously known as Project Rx, is the name of a new not-for-profit generic drug company that… Read more »

West Health’s Bill Earley Appointed to California Commission on Aging

SAN DIEGO – July 24, 2018 – Bill Earley, the chief administrative officer and general counsel at West Health, has been appointed to the California Commission on Aging (CCoA) by the Senate Rules Committee, with President pro Tempore of the California State Senate Toni Atkins leading the appointment as chair of the committee. “The Commission… Read more »

Is California Failing Seniors? Voters Say Yes.

June 19, 2018 Is California Failing Seniors? Voters Say Yes. Voters Say Next Governor Needs Master Plan for Aging; More than Half Say They Would Even Pay Higher Taxes if It Meant Better Healthcare and Support Services for Seniors (Sacramento, CA) – An overwhelming majority (84 percent) of California voters would be more likely to… Read more »

ACEP Launches Geriatric Emergency Department Accreditation Program

The American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) has launched its new Geriatric Emergency Department Accreditation (GEDA) program. The program is part of an effort to improve and standardize emergency care for the nation’s older patients and builds on the financial support and foundational work of the Gary and Mary West Health Institute and The John A. Hartford Foundation.

Senate Committee on Health Holds Hearing on West Health Institute-Sponsored Legislation Addressing Denti-Cal Access Issues for Special Needs Patients

  SB 1464, introduced by Sen. Scott Wiener, seeks to increase provider reimbursements to treat patients with special needs San Diego and Sacramento – April 18, 2018 – Today, the Senate Committee on Health held a hearing to discuss legislation introduced by Sen. Scott Wiener, SB 1464, which aims to increase access to critically-needed oral… Read more »