2018’s Best & Worst States for Children’s Health Care
Wallet Hub April 18, 2018
Raising a child in America is extremely expensive, costing the average parent over $230k, 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. For example, out of pocket costs for patients aged 0 to 18 increased by 18%between 2012 and 2016.
But it’s a different story in every state. WalletHub therefore compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia across 30 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.….
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- 7 -- Overall Rank (1=Best)
- 59.91 -- Total Score
- 3 -- ‘Kids’ Health & Access to Health Care’ Rank
- 13 -- ‘Kids’ Nutrition, Physical Activity & Obesity’ Rank
- 44 -- ‘Kids’ Oral Health’ Rank
- 4 -- Lowest Percentage of Uninsured Children
- 4 -- Lowest Percentage of Children With Unaffordable Medical Bills