September 26, 2011 (The Editor’s Desk is updated each business day.)

Outpatient prescription drug coverage, March 2010

Outpatient prescription drug coverage access, participation, and takeup rates, by wage percentile and establishment size, private industry workers, March 2010
Characteristic    Access    Participation Takeup rate

All workers

69% 50% 73%

Wage percentile


  Lowest 25 percent

37 21 57

  Second 25 percent

74 51 69

  Third 25 percent

84 65 77

  Highest 25 percent

89 70 79

Establishment size


  1 to 49 workers

54 38 70

  50 to 99 workers

68 49 72

  100 to 499 workers

80 57 71

  500 or more workers

86 67 78

These data are featured in the TED article, Outpatient prescription drug coverage, March 2010.




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