Income/Poverty – Fast Facts

All health care fast facts are from the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) and Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Although they represent some of their most recent reports on this subject, they do not represent all of their reports on this subject. Occasionally minor word adjustments may have been made for clarity or to reflect the updated nature of the statement. As always, verify and view statements in their full context as often as possible.

The 2001 median household income in the United States was $42,228, representing a 2.2 percent decline in real income from 200 level of $43,162.  This decline in income coincides with the recession that started in March 2001  Verify here

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