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United States: less poor, but they are 29 million without health coverage

2019-09-11T13:02:17.580Z

At one year of the presidential election, the United States has a declining poverty rate. It has fallen to its lowest level since 2007, according to the latest figures from the US Census Bureau. But difficulties remain ....



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Poverty in the United States fell in 2018 to its lowest level since 2007. Robert Nickelsberg / Getty Images)

At one year of the presidential election, the United States has a declining poverty rate. It has fallen to its lowest level since 2007, according to the latest figures from the US Census Bureau. But difficulties remain. The percentage of Americans without health insurance has increased.

Nearly 12% of the population, nearly 39 million Americans are affected by poverty. It's a million and a half less than in 2017. With strong disparities, between Blacks, Asians, Hispanics and Whites. The solid growth that has lasted for nearly 10 years and full employment are for many.

No drop south

Only the south of the country does not record a decline. Its poverty rate is 13.5%. In contrast, the northeastern and central United States has the lowest poverty rates, at around 10%.

If poverty has been reduced, difficulties remain on the side of health: 29 million people still have no health insurance, despite the Obama reform , a law that President Trump has continued torpedoing , since coming to power.

At the heart of the next presidential

And yet, this issue of health will be at the heart of the next presidential election. Donald Trump's advisers are working on a new law. With the aim of strengthening health services and lowering the price of medicines.

► Also read the Census Bureau Annual Report on Poverty in the United States

Source: rfi

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