Are Americans benefiting from the strong economy — aside from the rich? A Fed report raises questions.
Ambulances are parked outside the emergency room at St. Barnabas Hospital in the Bronx. A Federal Reserve study says 4 in 10 Americans say they wouldn’t be able to scrape together for a $400 emergency expense, and a quarter of Americans skipped some form of medical care in the past year because they couldn’t afford it. (Mary Altaffer/AP)By Andrew Van DamMay 23