Doom. Gloom. That is what the U.S. Census was broadcasting last week. Newly released numbers revealed that the ranks of uninsured grew by 900,000 in the past year to top out at 49 million. What’s more, the median income fell 2% to $49,400 and the official poverty rate went up to 43.6 million – the highest it’s been in the last 52 years they’ve been reporting this stuff.
In New York, the rate of uninsurance also went up, though not as much as in the past few years. Offically, the number of uninsured in New York now stands at right around 2.8 million.
For a lot of folks, it sounds like 2014 can’t get here soon enough…
To read more about the new census numbers, click here.