September 10, 2009 5:30 PM

Americans are getting poorer, and it's going to get worse

The early impact of the worst recession since the 1930s pushed median incomes down, forced millions more people into poverty and left more Americans without health care in 2008, according to new annual survey data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Poor people, working people, blacks, Hispanics and children bore a disproportionate share of the hardship.

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