Texas Rated 47th in Nation for Kids' Health Care

The personal-finance website WalletHub has released its report on "2018’s Best & Worst States for Children's Health Care" -- and rated Texas the third-worst state in the nation.

WalletHub says it sought to determine which states offer the most cost-effective and highest-quality health care for children -- comparing the 50 states and the District of Columbia across 30 metrics.

The data ranges from "share of children aged 0-17 in excellent or very good health" to "pediatricians and family doctors per capita.

Here's how Texas rated (1st=Best, 25=Average, 50th=Worst):

49th – % of Children in Excellent/Very Good Health.

49th – % of Uninsured Children.

19th – Infant-Death Rate.

49th – % of Children with Unaffordable Medical Bills.

37th – Pediatricians & Family Doctors per Capita.

50th – % of Obese Children.

45th – % of Children with Excellent/Very Good Teeth.

41st – % of Children with Medical & Dental Preventive-Care Visits in Past Year 

The full report is at https://wallethub.com/edu/best-states-for-child-health/34455/.

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