When the pink slip comes and you can’t afford health insurance [News, 2.3]


HEALTH
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?”

PHILANTHROPY
Rep. John Lewis Is New Co-Chair of the Congressional Philanthropy Caucus (Chronicle, 2/2)

PEOPLE
Interview: Anne Corbett, Executive Director, Cultural Development Corporation (Meyer Foundation, 2/3)

JUVENILE JUSTICE/YOUTH DEVELOPMENT
D.C. juvenile arrests soar, data show (Examiner, 2/3)
Case Puts Focus on Release of Juveniles (WaPo, 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.”