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Bethany Lilly

Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law

Bethany Lilly is the Deputy Director of Policy and Legal Advocacy of the Judge David L. BazelonCenter for Mental Health Law. She works primarily on federal policy impacting people withmental illnesses, with particular focus on health care, including Medicaid and the AffordableCare Act. Ms. Lilly serves as a co-chair of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities Health TaskForce and represents the Bazelon Center on other national coalitions, promoting and advocatingfor the needs and rights of people with mental illnesses. Prior to joining the Bazelon Center, Ms.Lilly was a law clerk with the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensionswhere she worked on Medicaid, pharmaceutical regulation, and civil rights issues.

Ms. Lilly also worked as a legal fellow at the Center for Medicare Advocacy where sheresearched and wrote about the Affordable Care Act and Medicare. She was a co-recipient ofthe 2014 National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys' John J. Regan Writing Award for her articlediscussing long-term Medicare financing issues. While completing her J.D. from Duke UniversitySchool of Law, Ms. Lilly worked at the AIDS Policy Project advocating on behalf of people livingwith HIV in North Carolina and the Southeast.