Democracy Now: One in Six Americans Now Enrolled in Anti-Poverty Programs

USA Today reports one in six American are now enrolled in government anti-poverty programs due to the housing and job crisis. The number of Americans on Medicaid has reached more than 50 million, a 17 percent increase since December 2007. More than 40 million people receive food stamps—an increase of nearly 50 percent since the start of the economic crisis. And close to ten million receive unemployment insurance, nearly four times the number from 2007.

~ by wheresthemic on August 31, 2010.

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