Affordable Care Act has helped low income veterans
HEALTH | A new Urban Institute report found that many veterans gained health coverage after the implementation of the Affordable Care Act. According to the report, 429,000 veterans under the age of 65 gained healthcare. This caused a 40% drop in veterans without insurance from 2013 to 2015. (NPR, 4/19)
In the years leading up to the implementation of the ACA’s major coverage provisions, from 2010 to 2013, nearly 1 million of the nation’s approximately 22 million veterans didn’t have health insurance. Almost half of all veterans are enrolled in the VA health system; others get health care through employers or Medicare. But some don’t qualify for those options, and others don’t know that they have them.
…The number of insured veterans rose across demographics like age, gender, race and education level. “The gains in coverage were really broad,” says Jennifer Haley, a research associate at the Urban Institute, a research group based in Washington, D.C., who was an author on the report.
SOCIAL INNOVATION | Prince George’s County Social Innovation Fund and the Community Foundation for the National Capital Region have released Prince George’s County Forty Under 40 2017 honorees. (PGCSIF, 4/21)
CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY | The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation and IBM have partnered to create a report on the impact of corporate social responsibility on a company’s brand reputation. (U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, 4/20)
Related: There’s still time to register for WRAG’s Fundamentals of CSR Workshop on April 27-28.
YOUTH | Arlington police are working to prevent Latinx youth from joining gangs. (WAMU, 4/20)
WORKFORCE | The District’s Inclusive Innovation Incubator, created to support entrepreneurs of color and people who provide resources to underserved communities, opened this week. (DCist, 4/20)
ARTS & HUMANITIES | Meet the Kennedy Center’s first hip-hop culture and contemporary music director (WBJ, 4/20 – Subscription needed)
BUDGET | The high number of protests this year is costing DC millions. (AP, 4/21)
Social Sector Job Openings
Program Analyst | Clark Charitable Foundation, Inc.– New!
Management Associate | Public Welfare Foundation– New!
Market Coordinator, Community Affairs Mid-Atlantic | Capital One
Director of Community Engagement | Association of American Medical Colleges
Director of Data Services | GuideStar USA, Inc.
Community Affairs Contractor – Engagement, Capital One Cafés | Capital One
Executive Director | International Association for Volunteer Effort
Associate Director, Policy & Communications | Forum of Regional Associations of Grantmakers
Administrative Associate | Forum of Regional Associations of Grantmakers
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