Poverty, Income, and Health Insurance

Income Inequality Remains at Historic High, Census Data Show

Income inequality remained near a record high in 2013 by several measures the Census Bureau released last week, with data going back to 1967. Read more

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New CDC Figures Show Health Coverage Gains in the First Quarter of 2014

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued preliminary data showing that the ranks of the uninsured fell in the first quarter of 2014 by 3.8 million people. 

The CDC data provide the first government survey data showing the early impacts of health reform’s major coverage expansions, which took effect in January 2014, in reducing the ranks of the uninsured. Read more

 

Census Data Show Uninsured Rate Fell Slightly in 2013, Continuing Earlier Progress

Some 14.5 percent of Americans were uninsured in 2013, Census figures based on the American Community Survey (ACS) show, a slight but statistically significant reduction from 2012’s 14.8 percent and well below the recent high of 15.5 percent in 2010. Read more

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Health Reform and Jobs

Census Report Shows Rise in Full-Time Work

The share of workers with full-time, full-year work rose in 2013, while the share with part-time, part-year work fell, according to new Census data.

This finding further undercuts assertions that health reform is causing a large increase in part-time employment — as proponents of a House measure to change health reform’s rules on covering full-time workers claim. Read more

 

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