Georgia Ranks as One of the Worst States for Children’s Health Care Coverage

By Consumers For Quality Care, on May 19, 2021

Georgia Ranks as One of the Worst States for Children’s Health Care Coverage

About 7 percent of Georgia’s children are without health insurance, according to analysis by the financial website WalletHub. That makes Georgia one of the worst states for children’s health care in the U.S., placing it at number 42 on the list.

Additionally, Georgia was dead last in the category of kid’s health and 47th in infant death rate.

Sasha A. Fleary, an associate professor at CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy, told WalletHub that socioeconomic and racial disparities make it harder for many parents to get the support they need to support their children:

“For parents to help their children grow up healthy, they need to have access to secure housing, realistic and flexible work hours, living wages, and safe built and social environments.”

Additionally, Georgia was dead last in the category of kid’s health and 47th in infant death rate.

Sasha A. Fleary, an associate professor at CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy, told WalletHub that socioeconomic and racial disparities make it harder for many parents to get the support they need to support their children:

“For parents to help their children grow up healthy, they need to have access to secure housing, realistic and flexible work hours, living wages, and safe built and social environments.”