10 states with the fewest, most uninsured children

Only 1.5% of children in Massachusetts are uninsured, according to an April 9 report by personal finance website WalletHub.

WalletHub's "Best and Worst States for Children's Healthcare" report for 2024 compared all 50 states and Washington, D.C., using 33 metrics to evaluate the cost, quality and ease of access to healthcare for children in each state. Read more on the methodology here.

The rankings were determined using data from sources including the U.S. Census Bureau, Bureau of Labor Statistics and the CDC. Texas, the state with the highest percentage of uninsured children, had eight times more children without insurance than Massachusetts. 

Below are the five states with the lowest percentage of uninsured children:

1. Massachusetts

2. Vermont

3(tie). Washington, D.C.

3(tie). New York

5. Rhode Island

Here are the five states with the highest percentage of uninsured children, starting with state with the largest percentage:

1. Texas

2. Wyoming

3(tie). Arizona

3(tie). Alaska

5. Oklahoma

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