From Gallup.Com: Recession Persists in Terms of Americans' Access to Basic Needs

July, 2011

More Americans continue to struggle to access basic necessities than before the 2008 economic crisis. The U.S. earned a Basic Access Index score of 82.0 in June, about on par with the low of 81.5 recorded in February and March of 2009. Today, fewer Americans have health insurance, a personal doctor, and are visiting the dentist.


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