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News from EPI A round-up of analysis on today’s census data release on income, poverty, and health insurance

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For Immediate Release: Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Contact: Phoebe Silag or Karen Conner, news@epi.org 202-775-8810

A round-up of analysis on today’s census data release on income, poverty, and health insurance

According to a report released today by the U.S. Census Bureau, the number of uninsured Americans under age 65 rose from 48.3 million in 2009 to 49.1 million in 2010.  When including those 65 and older, the number reached 49.9 million in 2010.  EPI Director of Health Policy Research Elise Gould analyzes the health insurance data in 2010 marks another year of decline for employer-sponsored health insurance coverage.

EPI experts also posted analysis of the data to Working Economics, the new EPI blog:

Deep poverty at all-time high by Elise Gould

Recession continues to take its toll on America’s children  by Algernon Austin

Already a lost decade: Working-age household income down more than 10% since 2000  by Heidi Shierholz

By the numbers: 2010 income, poverty, and health insurance coverage  by Elise Gould, Heidi Shierholz, Hilary Wething and Nicholas Finio

EPI will publish further analysis of the income and poverty data tomorrow.