Census Data: Fewer Uninsured Americans But Middle Class Struggles Persist

MIchael Wood, Mark Price |

New data Press Released by the U.S. Census Bureau this week offer a mix of good and bad news. The share of Americans without health insurance declined by more than in any year since 1999, thanks largely to a number of provisions in the Affordable Care Act. At the same time, the data also illuminated how the middle class continues to struggle in the wake of the recession and the acceleration of income inequality.