2017’s Best & Worst States for Children’s Health Care
From WalletHub, Apr 24, 2017
Raising a child in America is more expensive than ever, and health care accounts for a big chunk of the bill. And while more kids are insured today than at any other point in history, the higher coverage rate hasn’t translated to lower health costs for parents. Per-capita spending on children’s health care in 2014 reached $2,660 — having increased by more than 5 percent every year since 2010 — due mainly to rising health costs, according to a recent report from the Health Cost Institute.
But it’s a different story in every state. WalletHub’s data team therefore compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia across 28 key indicators of cost, quality and access to children’s health care. Their data set ranges from share of children aged 0 to 17 in excellent or very good health to pediatricians and family doctors per capita….
Hawaii Ranks 6th Overall
- Total Score: 59.68
- Kids Access to health Care Rank: 4th
- Kids Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity Rank: 15th
- Kids Oral Health Rank: 49th
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PBN: Hawaii ranks 6th in the nation for children's health care