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Press Releases

Press Release: The Great Disconnect Between Perceptions and Realities of the U.S. Healthcare System
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April 2, 2019
West Health-Gallup Survey Finds High Cost of Healthcare Causes Significant Worry, Financial Strain for Many Americans, but Political Party Affiliation Colors Views of System at Large
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Press Release: U.S. SPENDING MORE THAN $420 MILLION PER HOUR ON HEALTHCARE, ON TRACK TO SPEND IN EXCESS OF $12 TRILLION BY 2040
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April 2, 2019
WASHINGTON, DC – April 2, 2019 – The United States currently spends upwards of $420 million per hour on healthcare, a number that is increasing by the minute, and if current trends continue, the nation’s total healthcare spending will top $12 trillion by the year 2040, according to HealthCostCrisis.org, a new interactive website and crisis clock that tracks and forecasts healthcare spending in America in real time.
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West Health’s National Summit Calls for Bold Action to Address America’s Healthcare Cost Crisis
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February 25, 2019
Healthcare Innovation Day 2019 set for April 2 to advance common-sense reforms to slow trajectory of skyrocketing healthcare costs
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West Health convenes national summit calling for bold action to lower the cost of healthcare in America
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February 12, 2018
Atul Gawande, Steve Forbes, Mark McClellan, Andy Slavitt and Sanjay Gupta join others to chart path forward on making healthcare more affordable
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West Health announces major summit on high cost of healthcare
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November 14, 2017
Surgeon and Bestselling Author Atul Gawande and Former CMS Chief Andy Slavitt to Deliver Keynotes
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Greater Healthcare Price Transparency Could Save $100 Billion Over 10 Years
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May 15, 2014
Providing patients, physicians, employers and policymakers more information on healthcare prices could reduce U.S. healthcare spending by an estimated $100 billion over the next decade, according to a new analysis from the Gary and Mary West Health Policy Center.
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Videos

Reducing the High Price of Prescription Medicines
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February 21, 2018
Today, the prices of healthcare services—physicians, hospitals and prescription drugs—are at unprecedented levels, creating barriers to access for individuals who need care.
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Moving to Value-Based Care
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February 21, 2018
The U.S. needs to accelerate the shift from healthcare payments based on volume to payments based on value to better align stakeholder incentives and penalties with cost, quality, and health outcomes.
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West Health's View on Improving Transparency in Healthcare Pricing
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February 21, 2018
Greater transparency is essential to making healthcare decisions based on value.
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HCI-DC 2018 Healthcare Costs Innovation Summit Highlights Video
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February 21, 2018
Watch the HCIDC 2018 Highlights Video and get an insiders view to HCI.
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West Health IDEA Series: A Clearer View-Can Price Transparency Save $100 Billion in Healthcare?
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May 15, 2015
Can Price Transparency Save $100 Billion in Healthcare?
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White Papers

The time is now to address America's healthcare cost crisis
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February 21, 2018
The West Health Healthcare Costs Innovation Summit Calls for Bold Actions to Curb Unsustainable Growth.
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Greater Healthcare Price Transparency Could Save $100 Billion Over 10 Years
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May 15, 2014
Providing patients, physicians, employers and policymakers more information on healthcare prices could reduce U.S. healthcare spending by an estimated $100 billion over the next decade, according to a new analysis from the Gary and Mary West Health Policy Center.
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HCI Graphic Recordings

HCI2019 Graphic Recordings
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April 3, 2019
Explore the talks with these graphic summaries of our 2019 Summit key talks and findings.
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HCI-DC 2018 Graphic Recordings
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February 21, 2018
Explore the talks with these graphic summaries of our key talks and findings.
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Healthcare Cost Related Information

The time is now to address America's healthcare cost crisis
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February 21, 2018
The West Health Healthcare Costs Innovation Summit Calls for Bold Actions to Curb Unsustainable Growth.
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Commonwealth Fund’s Health System Performance and Costs
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January 31, 2018
Read the Commonwealth Fund’s report comparing healthcare costs and quality of nations around the world
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New York Times “Paying Till It Hurts”
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January 31, 2018
Read the New York Time’s thoughtful look at the impact of the healthcare costs crisis in its “Paying Till It Hurts” series
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Kaiser Family Foundation’s Health Costs section
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January 23, 2018
Filling the need for trusted information on national health issues…
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Health Affairs on our $3.3 trillion in spending
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January 23, 2018
Report on national healthcare spending in 2016 – key banner image based on overall spending figure and key points from Dec. 2017:
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Presentations

The U.S. Healthcare Cost Crisis – West Health and Gallup Presentation
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April 2, 2019
View the key findings from the West Health Gallup survey.
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From Truman to Trump: Presidential Quotes on the Cost of Healthcare
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February 21, 2019
Download a compilation of the best quotes recorded during HCIDC 2018 by our CEO, Shelley Lyford.
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Competition and Consolidation in US Health Care
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March 1, 2018
Competition and Consolidation in US Health Care
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The Power of the Patient
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March 1, 2018
The Power of the Patient
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Why Volume Still Matters
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March 1, 2018
Why Volume Still Matters
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