Political pundits divide the nation into red and blue states based on voting patterns in presidential and congressional elections. How would the map look if researchers took a similar approach to the quality of children's health care?

This is what WalletHub did in its 2017 Best States for Children's Health Care study.

"The leading states for children's health seem to be located in New England and in the Midwest," Bert A. Rockman, professor emeritus of political science at Purdue University, told WalletHub. "Vermont and Iowa typically come up at the top. Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Michigan are pretty close behind. These data come from a study a few years back.

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