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Missouri Ranks #18 In Children’s Healthcare

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How does Missouri rank when it comes to children’s health care…?…Number-18 according to WalletHub.com.

The personal finance website used 33 key metrics including kids’ health and access to health care, nutrition, physical activity, oral health and obesity.

Texas, Wyoming and Mississippi were identified as the worst states for children’s health care while Rhode Island, Vermont and Massachusetts were at the top of the rankings.


***Full Report:

Keeping children healthy is as expensive as it is essential. Fortunately, around 95% of children ages 0 to 18 have health insurance to protect them if they do get sick. The bad news is that the high coverage rate hasn’t translated to lower health costs for parents, and the average amount workers pay toward employer-sponsored family coverage is over $6,500 per year. Some families can find relief through Medicaid or the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). However, many people who don’t qualify for government assistance will still struggle, especially in the midst of inflation.

Cost isn’t the only important factor for children’s health care, though. Other things that play a big role include the quality of the health care system and environmental factors like access to healthy food and fluoridated water. WalletHub therefore compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia across 33 key indicators of cost, quality and access to children’s health care. Our data set ranges from the share of children in excellent or very good health to pediatricians and family doctors per capita.

Read the full report here: https://wallethub.com/edu/best-states-for-child-health/34455

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Reporter Mike Anthony