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While the Uninsured Rate Begins to Decline at the National level, PA's Rate Is Unchanged Since the End of the RecessionIssue Spotlight: New Census Data on Poverty and Health Care

New data from the U.S. Census Bureau’s Current Population Survey (CPS) show that Pennsylvanians have not made up for health insurance coverage lost during the Great Recession. In 2011-12, 13.3% of Pennsylvanians under the age of 65 were uninsured, up from 10.7% in 2006-07. It is an important reminder that Pennsylvania needs an expansion of Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act now more than ever.

Census Data: PA's Health Insurance Coverage Rates Still Below Pre-recession Levels

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September 26, 2011

Poverty has risen sharply in most regions of Pennsylvania, highlighting the widespread impact of the recession. PBPC has created tables showing poverty and uninsured rates in Pennsylvania's major metro areas and larger counties.

September 22, 2011

Poverty has risen sharply in most regions of Pennsylvania, highlighting the widespread impact of the recession and the need for policymakers to protect struggling families and invest in building a stronger economy.

October 5, 2010

Poverty rates remained essentially unchanged in Pennsylvania from 2008 to 2009, but some parts of the state saw a jump, according to the Census Bureau's American Community Survey. The new report also offers a snapshot of health insurance rates in communities across the state.

September 28, 2010

The share of children without health insurance is twice as high in rural parts of Pennsylvania as in larger urban areas, according to data released today by the U.S. Census Bureau. Rural Pennsylvania has a higher uninsured rate overall than the state’s urban regions, due mostly to its large share of children without insurance.

September 17, 2010

Pennsylvania experienced a small increase in poverty and a large decline in health insurance coverage. This report is the first to include a full year of data during the Great Recession.

September 24, 2009

Urban centers and rural communities are home to some of the highest uninsured rates in Pennsylvania, according to data released by the Census Bureau today.

September 22, 2009

Urban centers and rural communities are home to some of the highest uninsured rates in Pennsylvania, according to data released by the Census Bureau today.

September 10, 2009

Census Bureau data begin to show the tangible impact of the worldwide recession on Pennsylvanians as incomes fall, poverty rises, and more people rely on public heath care.

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