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While healthcare coverage has increased, the median household income has declined 6.5% since to 2007, landing at $53,700: Americans have more healthcare and less income.

"A steadily growing job market and higher minimum-wage laws in pockets of the country failed to reduce the nation's poverty rate last year or reverse the long-running trend of stagnating incomes for most American households.

"The Census Bureau's annual figures on income and poverty, released Wednesday, came as a disappointing surprise to experts."--Don Lee, The Los Angeles Times

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