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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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New Census data shows that poverty remains stubbornly high in Pennsylvania, and residents in many areas have not recovered income losses following the Great Recession.

This chart, based on U.S. Census data, compares poverty and median income by county for the years 2007 and 2013.

January 13, 2014

A look at poverty rates and median income changes from 2007 to 2012 in select counties and metro areas in Pennsylvania based on data from the U.S. Census American Community Survey (ACS).

September 20, 2013

The economic recovery has yet to produce significant gains for Americans in the bottom and middle of the economic scale, Census Bureau data released this week show.

September 17, 2013

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. Medicaid expansion is needed now more than ever, PBPC Director Sharon Ward said today.

September 20, 2012

New Census data show that poverty rates remained high in Pennsylvania last year. The state's uninsured rate showed little change from 2010 to 2011, although Pennsylvania continues to have a lower uninsured rate than the nation as a whole.

September 14, 2012

New Census data offer a mix of good and bad news. The share of Americans without health insurance declined, but the middle class continues to struggle in the wake of the recession and the acceleration of income inequality.

September 27, 2011

As the recession took its toll last year, more Pennsylvanians and Americans fell into poverty, saw their incomes decline and joined the ranks of the uninsured, according to new data from the U.S. Census Bureau.

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