The U.S. Census Bureau has released 2018 data on income, poverty and health insurance coverage. According to the data, the median household income was not statistically different from the 2017 median, and the official poverty rate decreased 0.5 percentage points from 2017. At the same time, the rate and number of people without health insurance has increased from 7.9%, or 25.6 million, in 2017 to 8.5%, or 27.5 million, in 2018.
The percentage of children without health insurance in the U.S. has also increased, from 5 percent in 2017 to 5.5% in 2018.
For Illinois, the percentage of people without health insurance coverage has increased from 6.8% to 7.0%.
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