With the Affordable Care Act remaining in effect and the CDC reporting that over 87 percent of the population has a regular place to go for medical care, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2019’s Best & Worst States for Health Care.

In order to determine where Americans receive the highest-quality services at the best prices, WalletHub compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia across 43 key measures of health care cost, accessibility and outcome. The data set ranges from average monthly insurance premium to physicians per capita to share of insured population.

Health Care in Rhode Island (1=Best; 25=Avg.):

  • 3rd – Avg. Monthly Insurance Premium
  • 18th – Hospital Beds per Capita
  • 3rd – Physicians per Capita
  • 30th – Dentists per Capita
  • 18th – Physician Medicare-Acceptance Rate
  • 10th – % of Insured Adults
  • 9th – % of Insured Children
  • 1st – % of At-Risk Adults with No Routine Doctor Visit in Past Two Years
  • 3rd – % of Adults with No Dental Visit in Past Year

For the full report, visit: 

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