WalletHub set out to discover which states are the best for children’s health care, comparing the 50 states and the District of Columbia across 30 key indicators of cost, quality and access. Factors included things like pediatricians and family doctors per capita, infant death rates, cost of a doctor’s visit, fast food restaurants per capita and access to healthy food.
And with all that taken into consideration, Vermont earns the honor of being the best state for children’s health care, earning a 73.40 out of 100, and ranking number one for kids' health and access to health care and kids’ nutrition, physical activity and obesity and ninth for kids' oral health.
Top Ten States For Children’s Health Care
- District of Columbia
- New York
- New Hampshire
- New Jersey
On the other end of the spectrum, Nevada is the absolute worst state for children’s health care, earning a 36.60, and ranking dead last for kids health and access to health care, 50th for kids oral health, and 36th for kids’ nutrition, physical activity and obesity.
Ten Worst States For Children’s Health Care
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