Satisfaction with Health Care: U.S. v Canada

John Lott has some interesting research on the satisfaction of U.S. and Canadians on their health care.  The primary finding of his study (downloadable here), is that Canadians – all covered by the government – have substantially lower satisfaction than U.S. insured residents, and closer to the satisfaction rate of the uninsured in the U.S.

I would like to have seen a breakout of private vs. government health coverage in the U.S. as well, since it is well documented that government programs provide a much lower quality of care.

This is not to suggest we should not reform health care, but as I have suggested, we need to take the alternate path from what Gov. Rendell, Preisdent Obama and their allies are pushing – away from a further government takeover of health care and toward reforms putting individuals in charge.