Examining the New 2010 Census Data on Poverty, Health Insurance Coverage, and Income

To Be Held: Tuesday, September 13, 2011 at 1:30 pm. (ET)

The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities will hold a conference call briefing for journalists Tuesday, September 13, at 1:30 p.m. (ET) to examine the new Census Bureau data for 2010 on poverty, health insurance coverage, and income trends that will be released that morning.  

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With CBPP staff:  

  • Robert Greenstein, Executive Director
  • Jared Bernstein, Senior Fellow

Among the topics the briefing will cover are:

  • What do the data show about the depth and extent of poverty during the protracted economic slump that has followed the worst recession since the 1930s?
  • What do the data indicate about the effectiveness of government programs to reduce poverty?
  • What do the data show about the number and percentage of Americans who lack health insurance and the changing roles of employer- and government-provided health insurance, and what implications do these data have both for health reform and for policy options that the new joint committee on deficit reduction may consider?
  • What other policy implications do these data hold?

After opening remarks, the panelists and other Center experts will take questions.  Panelists will be available for on-camera interviews from 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. (ET) at the Center.

    To participate in the briefing, please register by e-mailing [email protected], or calling the Center's communications office at (202) 408-1080.

    You may also register on-line at http://www.cbpp.org/confcall.

    The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities is a nonprofit, nonpartisan research organization and policy institute that conducts research and analysis on a range of government policies and programs.  It is supported primarily by foundation grants.

    Michelle Bazie, 202-408-1080, [email protected]

    RSVP:  http://www.cbpp.org/confcall

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