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"Hooray for poverty!"
Ranks of Poverty, Uninsured Rose in 2003
More Americans Were in Poverty and Without Health Insurance in 2003, Census Bureau Says
The Associated Press
WASHINGTON Aug. 26, 2004 — The number of Americans living in poverty increased by 1.3 million last year, while the ranks of the uninsured swelled by 1.4 million, the Census Bureau reported Thursday.
It was the third straight annual increase for both categories. While not unexpected, it was a double dose of bad economic news during a tight re-election campaign for President Bush.