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Media Briefing: Examining the New 2013 Census Data on Poverty, Health Insurance Coverage, and Income

The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities held a conference call briefing for journalists Tuesday, September 16, at 2:00 p.m. (ET) to examine the new Census Bureau data for 2013 on poverty, health insurance coverage, and income trends that were released earlier that day. Robert Greenstein, CBPP President, and Jared Bernstein, Senior Fellow, discussed the factors that contributed to poverty and income inequality trends in 2013, the role of employer- and government-provided health insurance and the impact of the Affordable Care Act on health insurance coverage, and what the data indicate about the effectiveness of the safety net in reducing poverty and income inequality.