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Number of Poor, Uninsured Americans Grows

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Number of Poor, Uninsured Americans Grows

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Number of Poor, Uninsured Americans Grows

Number of Poor, Uninsured Americans Grows

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For the third year in a row, the number of Americans living below the poverty line rose last year, growing by 1.3 million people, the Census Bureau reports. More Americans are also going without health insurance. Hear NPR's Kathleen Schalch.