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Ahead of election year, more Americans lack health insurance, incomes stall

Ahead of election year, more Americans lack health insurance, incomes stall

Health and human services

In a closely watched annual release of survey data detailing  healthcare and economic trends in 2018, the Census Bureau painted a  mixed picture of how households fared during President Trump’s second  year in office, a time of strong economic growth and low unemployment.

Earnings  grew a solid 3.4%, the percentage of people in poverty fell to 11.8%  last year from 12.3% in 2017, and women in particular saw strong  employment gains.

But growth in household income, which includes  earnings and all other sources of cash, largely stalled after three  years of steady growth. Census officials said they could not readily  identify the cause.

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