Why is it that everything that’s good for you costs so damned much?
Every Kid Healthy Week kicks off today, and children’s health care costs are getting more and more expensive. WalletHub just released its report on 2019’s Best & Worst States for Children’s Health Care.
WalletHub compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia across 33 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.
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.
Where does your state rank?
Maybe we need to win the lottery just to stay alive, right?