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Report Ranks Healthcare for Florida's Kids Among Worst in the Nation

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A report looking at health care for children in every Florida county finds the state ranks 47th in the nation when it comes to the quality of healthcare available to kids.

The report, released this week from Florida Kids Count (a joint program through the Florida Department of Child & Family Studies and the University of South Florida) looked at economics, education, and family and community factors. 

Thursday at 1:30 p.m. on Gulf Coast Live, Florida Kids Count director Norin Dollard explains what the report found for Southwest Florida counties, the challenges to pediatric healthcare in the region, and why Florida's pediatric health care scores so poorly when compared to other states.

Matthew Smith is a reporter and producer of WGCU’s Gulf Coast Live.