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One in Six are in an antipoverty program in the US…. | August 30, 2010

http://www.usatoday.com/news/washington/2010-08-30-1Asafetynet30_ST_N.htm
Record number in government anti-poverty programs
By Richard Wolf, USA TODAY

WASHINGTON — Government anti-poverty programs that have grown to meet the needs of recession victims now serve a record one in six Americans and are continuing to expand.

More than 50 million Americans are on Medicaid, the federal-state program aimed principally at the poor, a survey of state data by USA TODAY shows. That’s up at least 17% since the recession began in December 2007.

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