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The numbers for August 14, 2013: Sick of delays

Shea Huffman Aug 14, 2013
56 million

The number of Americans under age 65 who will have trouble paying medical bills in 2013, according to Christina Lamontagne with consumer advocacy group NerdWallet. Lamontagne says the White House’s delay this month of a key provision of the Affordable Care Act that would have capped out-of-pocket expenses will only put more pressure on people who are sick. (NerdWallet)

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How many programs you and someone else can watch on Samsung’s new Organic LED televisions. The company unveiled the new TV at an event in New York, showing off special speaker-equipped glasses that pair with the 55-inch screen to allow split-viewing. If you want one for your own living room, though, it will set you back $9,000. (Marketplace)

3,850,100

The number of teachers who worked in U.S. elementary and secondary schools during the 2011-12 school year. The National Center for Educational Statistics released a wealth of such statistics and findings on American schools, detailing things like principal and teacher compensation, school climate and working conditions. (IES)

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