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36 Million Now in Poverty; 45 Million Uninsured

HeadlineAug 27, 2004

For the third year in a row the number of people living in poverty or without health care has increased. The official poverty rate rose from 12.1 to 12.5 percent and the number of people living in poverty increased by 1.3 million. There are now nearly 36 million living in poverty and 45 million without health insurance. Child poverty also increased, and women’s income in relation to that of men dropped from 2002 to 2003.

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