Kata M. Kertesz, joined the Center for Medicare Advocacy in 2014 as a Policy Attorney. Her legal work focuses on the rights of those dually eligible for Medicare and Medicaid, the Affordable Care Act, the Medicare Savings Programs, and other matters regarding access to health care for lower-income people. Prior to joining the Center, Ms. Kertesz worked on Medicare issues at the National Council on Aging (NCOA), a non-profit agency that focuses on health care and consumer protection issues for older adults. While at NCOA, Ms. Kertesz engaged in administrative and legislative advocacy through coalitions of consumer protection groups.
Ms. Kertesz earned her B.A. degree from Georgetown University and her J.D. degree from Georgetown University Law Center. She was executive editor of the Georgetown International Environmental Law Review, and a student editor for the ABA’s Entertainment and Sports Lawyer. Also while in law school, Ms. Kertesz worked on consumer protection issues for the federal government, including as an honors law clerk at the Environmental Protection Agency, as a legal intern at the Department of Homeland Security, and as a law clerk for Commissioner Robert M. McDowell at the Federal Communications Commission. Ms. Kertesz is licensed in Maryland. Prior to attending law school, Ms. Kertesz was a journalist at the Associated Press in Washington, DC.