Marilyn Moon to Receive Outstanding Achievement Award from the National Academy of Social Insurance for Her Efforts to Strengthen Medicare

Washington, D.C. – Dr. Marilyn Moon, a nationally-recognized economist and expert on Medicare, aging, consumer health issues and health care financing, has been selected by the National Academy of Social Insurance (NASI) to receive the prestigious Robert M. Ball Award for Outstanding Achievements in Social Insurance.

In announcing the award, NASI said, “Moon has an extraordinary record of public service and effectiveness in furthering public understanding of Medicare and its role in our nation’s social insurance system, including its interaction with Medicaid and Social Security. Her tireless efforts to strengthen Medicare and social insurance programs – particularly those affecting the elderly and economically insecure members of our communities – are especially important today as policymakers grapple with social insurance policy reforms and their impact on households.”

Moon, an Institute Fellow at AIR and Director of its Center on Aging, will receive the award June 3 at an event in Washington, D.C.

“On behalf of the Board of Directors, I am delighted to recognize her ongoing contributions to preserving and strengthening social insurance for today’s workers and future generations,” William J. Arnone, Chair of NASI’s Board of Directors, said of Moon.

“It is an honor to recognize Marilyn's remarkable contributions to social insurance policy,” said Judy Feder, Chair of the 2014 Robert M. Ball Award Selection Committee and Professor at Georgetown University's McCourt School of Public Policy. “Through her research, public education, public service and advocacy, Marilyn has advanced public and policymaker understanding of the importance of policy to the health and income security of older Americans.”

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