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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

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

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

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

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

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

Source: Oklahoma Policy Institute

Wednesday, December 26

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

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

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