Monthly Archives: September 2010
|September 29, 2010||Posted by M. P. under Budget, Health, Management, Youth Development||
Compensation for nonprofit CEOs increased across organizations of all sizes between 2007 and 2008 according to the GuideStar Nonprofit Compensation Report released by GuideStar USA. Youth development and faith-based or religious organizations reported the lowest overall salaries while health and science nonprofit organizations had the highest median compensation. Washington, D.C., once again, had the highest median salaries of the large metropolitan areas included in the study.
The complete report, based on data from nearly 100,000 nonprofit organizations, may be purchased at the Guidestar website.
|September 27, 2010||Posted by M. P. under Federal Government, Health, News||
Did you miss it? On September 23, 2010, several of the protections in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, the health care reform legislation passed earlier this year, took effect. In the article, Health Law’s 8 New Changes to Insurance — with 7 Caveats, Mary Agnes Carey of Kaiser Health News (of the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation) outlines these new provisions in broad strokes as their impact on each individual may vary based on current coverage.
Some of the changes now applicable include:
- The end to rescission or the cancellation of coverage due to an illness (except in cases of fraud).
- Adult children, up to 26 years old, may be carried on a parent’s health plan.
- Lifetime dollar limits are no longer allowed.
For up-to-the-minute information on healthcare and healthcare reform, including excerpts from the recent GOP plan to replace this legislation, visit the Kaiser Health News website.
|September 23, 2010||Posted by M. P. under Children and Family, Elderly||
According to a report by the Pew Research Center, 1 in 10 American children live with their grandparent(s). The number of children whose grandparents act as their caregivers had been increasing steadily since 2000 but jumped drastically (by 6 percent) between 2007 and 2008.
The brief, entitled Since the Start of the Great Recession, More Children Raised by Grandparents by Gretchen Livingston and Kim Parker, analyzes this shift in familial structure that appears to be occurring more among whites (9 percent increase in grandparents as primary caregivers between 2007 and 2008) than Hispanic or African-American grandparents (2 percent increase). Other interesting demographics included in the report:
- 67 percent of the grandparent caregivers are under the age of 60
- 62 percent are female
- 66 percent are married
Whether directly or indirectly related to the recession, kinship care is becoming more common in this country. The economic, social, legal and emotional impact of becoming a full-time caretaker late in life can be eased somewhat through support groups, informational seminars and respite care offered by nonprofit organizations.