‘Wealth equals health’ rings true, CMA says – CBC News

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.”

‘Wealth equals health’ rings true, CMA says – Health – CBC News.

And a more, in-depth, article, also noting that access to prescription drugs, not covered in medicare, is an issue:

Health Status of Poor Deteriorating, Poll Shows – Globe and Mail

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