Christopher Pope, Ph.D., is senior advisor at the Gary and Mary West Health Policy Center, which is part of West Health. Solely funded by philanthropists Gary and Mary West, West Health is dedicated to pioneering new and smarter technologies, policies and practices to make high-quality healthcare more accessible at a lower cost to all Americans. Our focus is supporting and creating healthcare delivery models that enable seniors to successfully age on their own terms, preserving and protecting their dignity, quality of life and independence. Headquartered in San Diego with an office in Washington, D.C., West Health includes the Gary and Mary West Health Institute, a nonprofit medical research organization and the nonprofit, nonpartisan Gary and Mary West Health Policy Center.


Recent Posts by Christopher Pope

Supplemental Benefits Under Medicare Advantage

Policymakers have long been aware of the general categories of supplemental benefits available to enrollees under Medicare Advantage, but little has thus far been done to quantify their specific extent, scope, and availability.

Assuring Hospital Emergency Care Without Crippling Competition

Hospital emergency departments occupy a critical position in the American health care system, bearing responsibility for the most urgent acute care cases, while serving as provider of last resort for many without insurance coverage.