(UNDATED) – Raising a child in America is extremely expensive, costing the average parent over $230k, and health care accounts for a big chunk of the bill. And while around 95 percent of children ages 0-18 have health insurance, the high coverage rate hasn’t translated to lower health costs for parents.
For example, out of pocket costs for patients increased by 2.5 percent during 2017 alone, and total spending for individuals aged 0-18 jumped 19.9 percent between 2013 and 2017.
With Every Kid Healthy Week kicking off on Monday and children’s health care costs getting increasingly more expensive, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2019’s Best & Worst States for Children’s Health Care.
Children’s Health Care in Indiana (1=Best; 25=Avg.):
- 27th – % of Children in Excellent/Very Good Health
- 40th – % of Uninsured Children
- 44th – Infant-Death Rate
- 48th – % of Children with Unaffordable Medical Bills
- 44th – Pediatricians & Family Doctors per Capita
- 36th – % of Obese Children
- 27th – % of Children with Excellent/Very Good Teeth
- 23rd – % of Children with Medical & Dental Preventive-Care Visits in Past Year
For the full report, click here.