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Census: 1.3 Million More in Poverty in 2003

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Census: 1.3 Million More in Poverty in 2003

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Census: 1.3 Million More in Poverty in 2003

Census: 1.3 Million More in Poverty in 2003

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U.S. Census Bureau Director Louis Kincannon announces figures on 2003 income, poverty and health insurance coverage. U.S. Census Bureau hide caption

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The U.S. Census Bureau releases new data that shows the number of Americans living in poverty rose last year by 1.3 million people.

The number of people living without health insurance also rose, to 1.4 million, according to the report. Hear NPR's Kathleen Schalch.

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