POLICY BRIEF: Canadians Overwhelmingly Support Reimbursements for Surgery Abroad

A new report from SecondStreet.org shows that  Canadians are overwhelmingly in favour of reimbursements for surgery abroad.

SecondStreet.org hired Leger to poll Canadians about their thoughts on the Cross-Border Directive, a health care policy from the European Union. This policy gives patients the right to travel to another EU country, pay for surgery, then be reimbursed by their home government for up to what it would have cost to have the surgery locally.

This policy could help reduce wait times and patient suffering if implemented in Canada. The public agrees: 74% of Canadians are in favour of provincial governments copying this policy.

To read the policy brief – click here.


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