Lee Goldberg directs Pew’s improving end-of-life care project, which works to advance policies that help people receive high-quality health care near the end of their lives. Before coming to Pew, Goldberg was vice president for health policy at the National Academy of Social Insurance, where he wrote extensively on options for addressing the financing of long-term supports and services, the development of health insurance exchanges under the Affordable Care Act, and the impact of hospital consolidation on health care markets. Goldberg received a master’s degree in international economics and international relations from Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies and a law degree from George Washington University. He is a member of the California bar.
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The Pew Charitable Trusts today announced its support for the Patient Choice and Quality Care Act, introduced by Senators Johnny Isakson (R-GA) and Mark Warner (D-VA), and Representatives Phil Roe (R-TN) and Earl Blumenauer (D-OR). This bipartisan, bicameral legislation contains provisions designed to help people make informed decisions about the types of medical care they want near the end of... Read More
The US health care system is not delivering the care that patients with serious illness need and want. For example, although most people say they would like to die at home, nearly 70 percent die in nursing homes, intensive care units, or other medical settings. Given that approximately 70 percent of people who die in the United States each year are Medicare beneficiaries, the new administration... Read More
The Pew Charitable Trusts and the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, with support from Discern Health, wrote a letter March 14 to Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price and Seema Verma, the newly confirmed administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, outlining a number of steps that Medicare could take to ensure that patients and their families receive high-quality... Read More