10 best, worst states for children's healthcare

Vermont is the best state for children's healthcare and Nevada is the worst, according to an analysis by WalletHub.

To identify the best and worst states for children's healthcare, WalletHub analysts compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia based on 28 metrics from the following three dimensions: kid's health and access to healthcare; kids' nutrition, physical activity and obesity; and kids' oral health. Each metric was graded on a 100-point scale, with 100 representing the best healthcare for children.

Each of the 10 best states for children's healthcare expanded Medicaid under the ACA, while only five of the worst states for children's healthcare expanded their Medicaid programs.

Here are the 10 best states for children's healthcare, based on the analysis.

1. Vermont — score of 72.15 out of 100

2. Massachusetts — 64.13

3. Connecticut — 61.71

4. Iowa — 61.68

5. New Hampshire — 61.68

6. Hawaii — 59.68

7. Rhode Island — 58.8

8. Delaware — 58.34

9. District of Columbia — 58

10. Minnesota — 57.93

Here are the 10 worst states for children's healthcare, based on the analysis.

1. Nevada — 31.97

2. Mississippi — 38.03

3. Arizona — 39.16

4. Alaska — 39.92

5. Texas — 40.77

6. Montana — 42.94

7. Georgia — 43.22

8. Arkansas — 43.26

9. South Carolina — 43.43

10. Oklahoma — 44.26

Access additional information on the metrics used for the analysis here.

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