Ohio Ranks 42nd In Children's Health Care

Every Kid Healthy Week kicks off April 22nd, and children’s health care costs continue to get increasingly more expensive. So, the personal-finance website WalletHub has released its report on 2019’s Best & Worst States for Children's Health Care as well as accompanying videos.

Best States for Children’s Health Care:

  1. Vermont
  2. Massachusetts
  3. Rhode Island
  4. District of Columbia
  5. Connecticut
  6. New Hampshire
  7. New York
  8. California
  9. New Jersey
  10. Maryland

Worst States for Children's Health Care:

42 Ohio

43 Louisiana

44 Georgia

45 Arkansas

46 Wyoming

47 Texas

48 Indiana

49 Alaska

50 Oklahoma

51 Mississippi

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.

Ohio ranks in at 42nd in Children's Care, including 46th in Physical Activity and Obesity Rank.

Best vs. Worst

• Massachusetts has the lowest share of uninsured children aged 0 to 19, 1.40 percent, which is 7.9 times lower than in Texas, the highest at 11.00 percent.

• Hawaii has the lowest share of children aged 0 to 17 with unaffordable medical bills, 3.10 percent, which is 6.2 times lower than in Wyoming, the highest at 19.10 percent.

• The District of Columbia has the most pediatricians per 100,000 residents, 44.62, which is 24.8 times more than in Oklahoma, the fewest at 1.80.

• Minnesota has the lowest share of obese children aged 10 to 17, 7.60 percent, which is 3.4 times lower than in Mississippi, the highest at 26.00 percent.

For the full report and to see where your state or the District ranks, click here.

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