States In The U.S. Ranked On How They Handle Child Health Care

May 28, 2008

The Commonwealth Fund has released a new report, ranking states in the U.S. based on child health care, with Iowa coming in first..Boston (ChattahBox) – The Commonwealth Fund has released a new report, ranking states in the U.S. based on child health care, with Iowa coming in first.

The report looked at child health care among states in the U.S. and saw that states varied a great deal in terms of how well they perform.

They looked closely at cost of health care, mortality rates, number of kids uninsured, etc.

The top state in the U.S. for child health care was Iowa, with Oklahoma ranked in last place.

Rounding out the top 5 were Massachusetts, Vermont, Maine, New Hampshire, and Iowa.

The range from top to bottom is very large as 94% of children in Massachusetts received recommended vaccinations from ages 19 months to 35 months. This compared to only 67% of children in Texas.

In terms of the number of children without health insurance, Michigan was at only 5%, while Texas was at 20%

The bottom states were made up of Oklahoma, Florida, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Arizona.


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