Monday, August 30, 2010

17% of America in anti-poverty programs

One out of every six Americans are now enrolled in government anti-poverty programs. More than 50 million Americans are on Medicaid,a 17% increase since December 2007. More than 40 million people receive food stamps -- an increase of nearly 50% since the start of the economic crisis. And close to 10 million receive unemployment insurance, nearly four times the number from 2007.

Read the USA Today report here.


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