2020’s Best & Worst States for Children’s Health Care – WalletHub Study

With parents needing to safeguard their children against the coronavirus and Every Kid Healthy Week kicking off on April 24, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2020’s Best & Worst States for Children’s Health Care as well as accompanying videos.

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. Massachusetts 42. Louisiana
2. Vermont 43. Wyoming
3. District of Columbia 44. North Carolina
4. Rhode Island 45. Georgia
5. New Jersey 46. Arkansas
6. New York 47. Alaska
7. Hawaii 48. Indiana
8. Connecticut 49. Mississippi
9. Maryland 50. Oklahoma
10. New Hampshire 51. Texas

Best vs. Worst

  • Massachusetts has the lowest share of uninsured children aged 0 to 18, 1.30 percent, which is 8.2 times lower than in Texas, the highest at 10.60 percent.
  • Hawaii has the lowest share of children aged 0 to 17 with unaffordable medical bills, 3.20 percent, which is 5.2 times lower than in Wyoming, the highest at 16.60 percent.
  • The District of Columbia has the most pediatricians per 100,000 residents, 43.83, which is 19.7 times more than in South Carolina, the fewest at 2.22.
  • Utah has the lowest share of obese children aged 10 to 17, 8.70 percent, which is 2.9 times lower than in Mississippi, the highest at 25.40 percent.

For the full report and to see where your state or the District ranks, please visit: https://wallethub.com/edu/best-states-for-child-health/34455/