Decrease In Uninsured Americans, But No Poverty Change

August 27, 2008

The U.S. Census Bureau released a report this week which revealed that even though the poverty rate did not change, the number of Americans living without health insurance declined from 2006 to 2007.......Washington (ChattahBox) – The U.S. Census Bureau released a report this week which revealed that even though the poverty rate did not change, the number of Americans living without health insurance declined from 2006 to 2007.

Many have been trying to figure out just why the number of uninsured Americans decreased. The report has shown that the poverty rate had no affect on it though.

From 2006 to 2007, the poverty rate was found to increase from 12.3% to 12.5%.

This comes as it was reported that the number of Americans without health insurance decreased to 15.3%, down from 15.8% in 2006.

The numbers revealed the decrease from 47 million to 47.5 million Americans from 2006 to 2007.

The report has revealed that with virtually no change in the poverty rate, that ha dno impact at all on health insurance rates.

The two presidential candidates Barack Obama and John McCain, have made health care a major issue in their campaigns.


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