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PRESS RELEASE: Lee Goldberg Named Director of Health Policy at NASI

For Immediate Release: September 27, 2010

Contact: Jill Braunstein at (202) 452-8097

WASHINGTON, DC – The National Academy of Social Insurance announced today that Lee Goldberg is joining the staff as Director of Health Policy. As Director of Health Policy, Goldberg will oversee NASI’s Medicare and health insurance projects, including the new study panel on state health insurance exchanges. He will also lead the Academy’s long-term services and supports and will contribute to NASI’s cross-cutting policy research on health, aging, and retirement issues.

“Lee is a hands-on policy analyst with extensive understanding of Medicare, long-term services and supports, Medicaid, and workforce issues,” said NASI President Janice Gregory. “We look forward to benefitting from his expertise as he works with NASI’s members to inform the implementation of the Affordable Care Act and to develop NASI’s contributions to key policy debates."

Prior to joining NASI, Goldberg directed long-term care policy initiatives for the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), which represents more than a half-million nursing home and home care workers. Previously, he served as a Senior Legislative Representative and Communications Representative for the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare and as Assistant Director for Health Policy for United Jewish Communities.

In addition to his advocacy work, he has experience working on Capitol Hill for Sen. Don Riegle and Rep. Fortney H. (Pete) Stark and as a journalist working for Inside Washington Publications. He has been a member of the NASI since 2006 and holds a law degree from the George Washington University and a masters in international economics and international relations from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies.

The National Academy of Social Insurance is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization made up of the nation's leading experts on social insurance. Its mission is to promote understanding of how social insurance contributes to economic security and a vibrant economy.