– The New Uninsured (WaPo, 2/3) – “Neither rich nor poor, many people who have lost their jobs in the deepening recession find getting health care is something of a lottery.” Medicaid eligibility criteria vary–in Virginia, “working parents with a child can earn no more than $5,352 annually to qualify for coverage.” This article mentions the Arlington Free Clinic, which is supported by several WG members including the Northern Virginia Health Foundation and the Meyer Foundation.
Related – Feb. 10 WG event: “Do you fund in Northern Virginia?”
Rep. John Lewis Is New Co-Chair of the Congressional Philanthropy Caucus (Chronicle, 2/2)
Interview: Anne Corbett, Executive Director, Cultural Development Corporation (Meyer Foundation, 2/3)
DC SCHOOL REFORM
WaPo editorial (2/3): “We hope…that the council does not want to backtrack on its decision to give the mayor and school professionals the authority to run the schools.”