CENSUS BUREAU DELIVERS DOUBLE WHAMMY FOR USA - Scaled Down Wages And Benefits, Fewer With Health Care

The US Census Bureau issued a double whammy yesterday, poverty in America is still on the rise and more people are not covered by any kind of health care insurance.

The reports do not cover recent gains in jobs.

The report does say that many of the people who were getting new jobs were faced with accepting lower wages, scaled down benefits and pension plans.

It says 37 million people were living in poverty.

It says 45 million people have no health insurance of any kind, and further says that another 50 million have "inadequate" coverage.

Because of federal programs the number of uninsured children remained stable.

The poverty rate for two people was an income less than $12,000, or $19,000 for a family of four.