人生の軌跡を綴っていきます


by yu-fen-sun
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Number without health insurance at 46.3 million

The Census Bureau (国勢調査局) reports that the number of people lacking health insurance rose to 46.3 million in 2008.

That's up from 45.7 million in 2007, due to a continuing erosion of employer-provided insurance. Still, the level remained just below the peak of 47 million who were uninsured in 2006, because of the growth of government insurance programs such as Medicaid for the poor.

The nation's poverty rate increased to 13.2 percent, up from the 12.5 percent in 2007. That meant there were 39.8 million people living in poverty. It was the highest rate since 1997.

The statistics released Thursday cover the first full year of the current recession.

The median — or midpoint — household income declined slightly to $50,303.

アメリカはご存じのとおり、
国民皆保険制度が無い国です。
お金が無ければまともな治療も受けられないのです。
高福祉社会で有名なスウェーデン、デンマーク、ノルウェーなどとは対照的ですね。
by yu-fen-sun | 2009-09-11 01:39 | 英語関連