If you want to start a family and you’re living in New Hampshire–you’ve come to the right place.
New data analysis finds the Granite State is the fourth best state in America to have a baby. Using a metric that includes the costs of delivery, the quality of health-care outcomes, the state’s pro-family policies as well as “baby friendliness” (things like the state’s birth rate and “Mom groups per capita,” etc.) New Hampshire is near the top of the “Best States to Have a Baby” list.
This ranking is the latest in a recent series of reports naming New Hampshire one of the best states in the U.S. on issues from economics to education to health care. For example, just last week New Hampshire was ranked 3rd on the “Best Health Care in the U.S.” list.
And all these rankings add up to good news for incumbent politicians–in particular incumbent Republican Gov. Chris Sununu.
The “Best State For Babies” analysis, according to WalletHub.com, “compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia across 26 key measures of cost, health care accessibility, as well as baby- and family-friendliness. Our data set ranges from hospital conventional-delivery charges to annual average infant-care costs to pediatricians per capita.” The one troubling area for a state that’s struggling with an aging population is New Hampshire’s birth rate, the fourth lowest in the U.S.
So get busy, New Hampshire!