The nation’s basic supports for low-income, non-elderly adults without children are weak, fragmented, and often highly restrictive, leaving many of these individuals without help they need to afford the basics.
The number and share of Americans without health insurance coverage rose for the third consecutive year in 2019, according to data released today from the American Community Survey (ACS).
Income rose and poverty declined in 2019, but the number of Americans without health insurance increased for the third consecutive year despite a growing economy.
Next Tuesday’s release of Census Bureau data on health insurance, poverty, and income for 2019 will provide a record of conditions in the United States before the COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting recession hit. Needless to say, those data will bear little resemblance to conditions today.