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/.