June 27, 2012 (The Editor’s Desk is updated each business day.)

Employer-provided health insurance in state and local government

Participation in health care coverage for state and local government employees, in percent, by full time and part time status, 1998 and 2011
Benefit 1998 2011
Full-time employees Part-time employees Full-time employees Part-time employees

Medical care

86 37 82 18

Dental care

60 31 54 13

Vision care

43 17 35 9

Outpatient prescription drug coverage

84 33 81 18

These data are featured in the TED article, Employer-provided health insurance in state and local government.




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