Canadians less satisfied in their access to health care than Americans: poll – CBC

15% of Canadians satisfied with access to care, while 29% of Americans satisfied with access, poll finds

Sep 07, 2022

Terence Graham has been waiting anxiously for weeks to receive urgent CT scan results after experiencing “noticeable swelling” in the back of his head that gave him “blinding headaches.”

The 55-year-old Canadian Forces veteran, who lives in Laird, Ont., about 40 kilometres southeast of Sault Ste. Marie, said he was checked out at the local emergency department on July 27. Not only did it take nearly three weeks to get the scan, he says he’s since been unable to get the results.

The findings of a new Angus Reid Institute poll conducted in Canada and the U.S. in August suggest Canadians are significantly less satisfied with their access to health care than their American neighbours.

Graham is not surprised.

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