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Number of Poor, Uninsured Americans Grows

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.

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Kathleen Schalch
Kathleen Schalch is a general assignment reporter on NPR's national desk. Her coverage can be heard on NPR's award-winning newsmagazines Morning Edition, All Things Considered, and Weekend Edition.