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: 
https://wallethub.com/edu/states-with-best-health-care/23457/

Ryan Belmore is the Owner and Publisher of What'sUpNewp. Although not the founder or original owner, Belmore has been with What'sUpNewp since its early beginnings in 2012.

Belmore was born in Providence, Rhode Island; grew up and graduated high school in Coventry, Rhode Island; and lived in Newport, Rhode Island for more than ten years. He currently serves as Vice President of the Board Of Directors for Fort Adams Trust and on the Board of Directors for Potter League For Animals.

He and his wife, Jen, as well as their two dogs (Aero and June), recently moved to Alexandria, Virginia. Belmore travels back and forth to Newport every couple of weeks to cover events, work on story ideas, to meet with What'sUpNewp's on-the-ground contributors, to visit friends, and to eat as much seafood as possible.

Belmore is a member of Local Independent Online News Publishers, Society of Professional Journalists, and the North American Snowsports Journalists Association.