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2019’s Best & Worst States for Children’s Health Care

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Published:2019-04-17 National
2019’s Best & Worst States for Children’s Health Care    Print Snohomish Times    
2019’s Best & Worst States for Children’s Health Care

In order to determine which states offer the most cost-effective and highest-quality health care for children, WalletHub compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia across 33 key metrics. The data set ranges from share of children aged 0 to 17 in excellent or very good health to pediatricians and family doctors per capita.
 

Best States for Children’s Health Care

 

Worst States for Children’s Health Care

1

Vermont

 

42

Ohio

2

Massachusetts

 

43

Louisiana

3

Rhode Island

 

44

Georgia

4

District of Columbia

 

45

Arkansas

5

Connecticut

 

46

Wyoming

6

New Hampshire

 

47

Texas

7

New York

 

48

Indiana

8

California

 

49

Alaska

9

New Jersey

 

50

Oklahoma

10

Maryland

 

51

Mississippi

 
Best vs. Worst

  • Massachusetts has the lowest share of uninsured children aged 0 to 19, 1.40 percent, which is 7.9 times lower than in Texas, the highest at 11.00 percent.
     
  • Hawaii has the lowest share of children aged 0 to 17 with unaffordable medical bills, 3.10 percent, which is 6.2 times lower than in Wyoming, the highest at 19.10 percent.
     
  • The District of Columbia has the most pediatricians per 100,000 residents, 44.62, which is 24.8 times more than in Oklahoma, the fewest at 1.80.
     
  • Minnesota has the lowest share of obese children aged 10 to 17, 7.60 percent, which is 3.4 times lower than in Mississippi, the highest at 26.00 percent.    



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