American Poverty Is On The Rise - New Study Reveals Increased Tragedy!
by, 27th November 2010 at 02:46 PM (4216 Views)
A newly released 2010 landmark study from "Feeding America" reports that now more than 37 million people -- one in eight Americans -- are in desperate need for food.
This ratio has dramatically increased since the last 2006 study.
Among other key comparative findings in the report:
* 50 percent increase in the number of children served annually.
* 66 percent increase in the number of Hispanics served annually.
* 26 percent increase in the number of African-Americans served annually.
* 64 percent increase in the number of households with seniors facing very low food security—or hunger.
* 59 percent increase in the number of client households reporting they have to choose between paying their rent or mortgage and food.
* 40 percent increase in the number of client households with at least one adult working.
* 60 percent increase in the number of clients who report that someone in their household does not have access to health insurance.
* 60 percent increase in the number of client households that have an unpaid medical or hospital bill.
* 64 percent increase in the number of client households receiving SNAP benefits.
A summary of the findings and the full report are available on Feeding America's web site at: www.feedingamerica.org/hungerstudy.
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: THURSDAY, SEPT. 16, 2010
Income, Poverty and Health Insurance Coverage in the United States: 2009
Summary of Key Findings:
The U.S. Census Bureau announced today that real median household income in the United States in 2009 was $49,777, not statistically different from the 2008 median.
The nation's official poverty rate in 2009 was 14.3 percent, up from 13.2 percent in 2008 — the second statistically significant annual increase in the poverty rate since 2004.
There were 43.6 million people in poverty in 2009, up from 39.8 million in 2008 — (***) the third consecutive annual increase (***).
Meanwhile, the number of people without health insurance coverage rose from 46.3 million in 2008 to 50.7 million in 2009, while the percentage increased from 15.4 percent to 16.7 percent over the same period.
These findings are contained in the report Income, Poverty, and Health Insurance Coverage in the United States: 2009.
The following results for the nation were compiled from information collected in the 2010 Current Population Survey (CPS) Annual Social and Economic Supplement (ASEC):
(***)Note: There are those who would say that this is 'normal' or to be expected, but some of us see this as a direct sign that it is just more 'same of the same' and 'business as usual' with NO real intended change for any of the still existing classes in America.
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