U.S. Census: Poverty Rising, and More Uninsured
Uninsured: As America's poverty rate rises, so too do the numbers of uninsured, now up to 49.9 million Americans according to 2010 Census data, Don Lee reports for the Los Angeles Times. The number of Americans living in poverty is now estimated at 46.2 million.
Medicare/Medicaid: President Obama has signaled that he's willing to cut deeply into Medicare and Medicaid, worrying his fellow Democrats, Robert Pear reports for the New York Times.
Aftercare: The last thing you want to be struggling with when you leave a hospital emergency room is a vending machine that dispenses your prescription drugs, right?And yet, someone has installed one at a Chicago-area hospital.
Food Safety: Yesterday, ground turkey recall. Today, federal officials are focusing on the well-known Rocky Ford melons as a possible source of a listeria outbreak in New Mexico and in Colorado, where the melons are grown.
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