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Monday, January 7
18.2 percent

Share of Oklahoma households’ median income that is paid in premiums for employer-based family health insurance coverage, 2009

Source: The Commonwealth Fund

Friday, January 4
7

The number of states, including Oklahoma, that have a federally licensed spaceport (a base from which a spacecraft could be launched)

Federal Aviation Administration

Thursday, January 3
1,796,000

The number of registered library borrowers in Oklahoma in 2009, nearly half (46 percent) the state’s residents

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Wednesday, January 2
6th

Oklahoma’s rank for the rate of female death due to firearms, 4.6 women per 100,000, compared to just 2.8 women nationally

Source: Kaiser Family Foundation

Monday, December 31
$555

Monthly health benefit allowance for an Okla. state legislator, compared to $395 for the average SoonerCare / Medicaid enrollee, FY 2012

Source: Tulsa World and Oklahoma Health Care Authority

Friday, December 28
93 percent

Percentage of SoonerCare/Medicaid enrollees who are children, pregnant women, seniors, or people with disabilities.

Source: Oklahoma Policy Institute

Thursday, December 27
6,636

Number of personal bankruptcies in Oklahoma attributable to medical debt, 2011

Source: Oklahoma Policy Institute

Wednesday, December 26
497,951

Number of Oklahoma children in households claiming the Earned Income Tax Credit, 2010

Source: Brookings Institution via Tax Credits for Working Families

Friday, December 21
12

Number of Open Records Requests received by the Governor’s office regarding actions taken on Oklahoma’s health insurance exchange

Source: NewsOK

Thursday, December 20
$1,362,465

Amount slated to be cut from senior welfare programs in Oklahoma if across the board federal budget cuts, or ‘sequestration’, is not averted by Congress

Source: National Council on Aging