"The number of people without health insurance coverage rose from 45.7 million in 2007 to 46.3 million in 2008, while the percentage remained unchanged at 15.4%," the Census Bureau just reported.
President Barack Obama is expected to comment on the report, and repeat his call for an overhaul of the nation's health care system, in a few moments.
Update at 10:35 a.m. ET: The president just noted that the number might be even higher. "Since the recession intensified last September, the situation has grown worse," he said.