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Ranking the States on Child Health Care

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Commonwealth Fund Digest: The first-ever state-by-state health system scorecard to focus on children’s health care finds wide differences across the country in the quality of care delivered, as well as disparities in access to services, insurance costs, and health outcomes, among other areas.

The Commonwealth Fund report U.S. Variations in Child Health System Performance: A State Scorecard, ranked states on 13 indicators of access, quality, costs, equity, and healthy outcomes. While no single state was at the top of all five categories, some states far surpassed others in overall performance on child health care. Leading the state rankings were Iowa, Vermont, Maine, Massachusetts, and Ohio.

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