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U.S. Census Bureau Releases Report on Poverty and Health Insurance Coverage

18 September 2013
U.S Census Bureau

Real median household income and the poverty rate haven’t statistically changed since last year, while the percentage of people without health insurance decreased, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.
In a new study, Income, Poverty, and Health Insurance Coverage in the United States: 2012, the Census found that median household income remained around $51,000, while the nation’s official poverty rate was 15 percent. As was the case in 2011, more women (16.3%) were living in poverty, compared to men (13.6%).

At the same time, the percentage of people without health insurance dropped to 15.4% in 2012, down from 15.7%. That’s 263.2 million people who were covered in 2012, compared to 260.2 million in 2011.