Texas, Arkansas Land on Bottom of List for Children’s Health Care
When it comes to the health of our children, it looks like we can do a lot better.
It's never fun to learn that your state has landed at the bottom of the list when it comes to something as important as children's health care however, that's exactly where we are. Of course, it's expensive to raise a child in this country and it doesn't appear to be getting any cheaper. But maybe this list is the kick in the rear we need to make some changes.
According to WalletHub's recent study of the Best and Worst States for Children's Health Care, Texas and Arkansas are at the bottom of the children's healthcare barrel. They took a look at 28 factors that contribute to cost, quality and accessibility of taking care of kids, like the number of kids in good health and the number of children and family doctors per capita.
Vermont was number one on their list, making them the best state for children's healthcare. On the other end, Arkansas came in at number 44, while Texas fell in at 47.
Here's a look at how the states measured up: