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California children’s health care improves, but their economic well-being lags
Sacramento Bee

Thanks largely to its vigorous implementation of Obamacare, California has jumped from 26th to 14th in state-by-state rankings of children’s health well-being compiled by the Annie E. Casey Foundation.

However, the state still ranks 49th out of 50 states in children’s economic well-being, the foundation says in its annual report, and 38th in overall well-being.

The report’s profile of California counts 2.1 million California children living in poverty, 23 percent of the state’s youngsters, and five percentage points higher than in 2008, during the height of the Great Recession.