Now, this is from one source, but according to WalletHub, Texas ranks last when it comes to child healthcare.

According to a new study the cost of healthcare has doubled since the 1980's, and many people who don’t qualify for government assistance, which is especially concerning during COVID.

WalletHub compared all 50 states plus Washington DC across 33 key indicators of cost, quality and access to children’s health care.

They also included:

  • Kids health and access to healthcare
  • Nutrition, physical activity, and obesity
  • Oral health

Overall the top 5 were:

  • 1. Massachusetts
  • 2. Vermont
  • 3. Washington DC
  • 4. Rhode Island
  • 5. New Jersey

The Bottom 5:

  • 47. Alaska
  • 48. Indiana
  • 49. Mississippi
  • 50. Oklahoma
  • 51. Texas

Kids health and access to healthcare top 5:

  • 1. Vermont
  • 2. Massachusetts
  • 3. Rhode Island
  • 4. New Jersey
  • 5. DC

Kids health and access to healthcare bottom 5:

  • 47. Georgia
  • 48. Mississippi
  • 49. Alaska
  • 50. Indiana
  • 51. Texas

Nutrition, physical activity, and obesity top 5:

  • 1. North Dakota
  • 2. Massachussets
  • 3. New York
  • 4. Utah
  • 5. Oregon

Nutrition, physical activity, and obesity bottom 5:

  • 47. Alabama
  • 48. Mississippi
  • 49. Kentucky
  • 50. Oklahoma
  • 51. Tennessee
  • Texas was ranked 44

Oral Health top 5:

  • 1. Iowa
  • 2. Washington DC
  • 3. West Virginia
  • 4. North Dakota
  • 5. Vermont

Oral Health bottom 5:

  • 47. Missouri
  • 48. Wyoming
  • 49. Hawaii
  • 50. New Jersey
  • 51. Nevada
  • Texas was ranked 39

Texas was also last in:

  • % of children with excellent health
  • % of uninsured children

Texas was also ranked 47th in children with unaffordable medical bills.

Get the full article, here to see where other states compared and to see what the experts have to say.


 

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