Evin Isaacson is a Borchard Law and Aging Fellow at the National Senior Citizens Law Center (NSCLC) in Oakland, California and with Disability Rights California (DRC). She is focused on preserving and improving senior-serving Medicaid benefits through litigation and advocacy, as well as facilitating national coordination and collaboration among senior advocates on these issues in the face of state budget crises. Prior to joining NSCLC, Ms. Isaacson worked for the Service Employees International Union in Washington, D.C., Ohio, Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Florida as a long-term care industry/policy analyst and legislative advocate. In addition, she enforced patient’s rights as law clerk to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Region I Counsel for Civil Rights, engaged in Supreme Court- and appellate-level litigation on behalf of low-income consumers with the Public Citizen Litigation Group, and litigated affirmative state court actions against predatory mortgage brokers and lenders with the WilmerHale Legal Services Center of Harvard Law School. Ms. Isaacson received her undergraduate degree in Public Policy, magna cum laude, from Brown University in 2005 and graduated cum laude from Harvard Law School in 2011.
In The News
NSCLC Executive Director Kevin Prindiville calls on Congress in his latest Huffington Post blog to act to update the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program to help low-income seniors like Dollie.
NSCLC Directing Attorney Eric Carlson is quoted in a Nov. 19, 2014 article in Governing concerning Medicaid reimbursement for care outside nursing homes.
Dollie, 73, lives solely on income from Supplemental Social Security for all of her living expenses. But the program needs an update. Watch Dollie’s story and then help NSCLC restore this important poverty program.
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