Georgia Burke directs NSCLC’s Oakland Office. She joined NSCLC in 2005, where she has worked primarily on issues related to Medicare Part D, issues affecting health coverage for dual eligibles, and health care access for limited-English proficient (LEP) beneficiaries. Georgia spearheads NSCLC’s extensive administrative Medicare advocacy with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, and has drafted and coordinated joint comments among state and national advocacy organizations that led to significant improvements in agency guidance and consumer communications for dual eligibles and LEP beneficiaries. Georgia also is active in national legislative advocacy around Part D, having worked with Congress to improve beneficiary protections in the Medicare Part D statute. In addition to her national work, Georgia advocates for the unique needs of dual eligibles in California’s Medi-Cal program. She is a member of the Board of Directors of the Legal Aid Association of California. Georgia’s work at NSCLC follows almost 20 years in private practice in Washington, D.C. and Oakland devoted to administrative and legislative advocacy. While in private practice in Oakland, she was a volunteer attorney with the Bar Association of San Francisco’s Volunteer Legal Services Program, handling SSI disability appeals. Georgia’s undergraduate degree is from Manhattanville College; she is a magna cum laude graduate of Georgetown University Law Center, where she was an editor of Law and Policy in International Business.
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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