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WalletHub: New Jersey is 2023’s 8th best state for children’s health care

NEW JERSEY – New Jersey is 2023’s 8th best state for children’s health care, according to a study done by WalletHub.

With workers paying an average of over $6,100 per year toward employer-sponsored family coverage and Every Kid Healthy Week kicking off on April 24, the personal-finance website WalletHub Tuesday released its report on 2023’s Best & Worst States for Children’s Health Care.

In order to determine which states offer the most cost-effective and highest-quality health care for children, WalletHub compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia across 33 key 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.

Children’s Health Care in New Jersey (1=Best; 25=Avg.):

  • 21st – % of Uninsured Children
  • 4th – Infant-Death Rate
  • 14th – % of Children with Unaffordable Medical Bills
  • 6th – % of Overweight Children
  • 25th – % of Obese Children
  • 21st – % of Children with Excellent/Very Good Teeth

Source: WalletHub
Here are the top 5 best states for children’s health care:
  1. Massachusetts
  2. District of Columbia
  3. Rhode Island
  4. Vermont
  5. Hawaii

Here are the top 5 worst states for children’s health care:

  1. Mississippi
  2. Texas
  3. Louisiana
  4. Wyoming
  5. Indiana

For the full report, click here.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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