Not surprising, as it is common, I believe, to most countries. Education is also linked, and eating and exercise habits, again not surprisingly, show a similar pattern. Universal health care coverage means that people in the lowest income bracket can access health care services, except for dental services which are not covered. Quote:
“When it comes to the well-being of Canadians, the old saying that wealth equals health continues to ring true,” Dr. John Haggie, president of the CMA [Canadian Medical Association], said in a release.
“What is particularly worrisome for Canada’s doctors is that in a nation as prosperous as Canada, the gap between the ‘haves’ and ‘have nots’ appears to be widening.”
And a more, in-depth, article, also noting that access to prescription drugs, not covered in medicare, is an issue: