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better than Canada's; more, 37 percent, think it's worse than Canada's.  There are distinctions on particular aspects of the two systems. Americans by 34-16 percent are more apt to say  the U.S. system offers better quality of care. But by 18-41 percent they say the U.S. system is worse when it  comes to cost; and by a narrower 27-34 percent they see the U.S. system as worse in terms of availability of  coverage.  As noted, personal experience with the current system is positive, which serves to temper all these concerns.  Among all Americans — even those who lack coverage — large majorities express satisfaction with their quality of  health care (85 percent), ability to see a doctor (83 percent), ability to see good specialists (78 percent) and ability  to get the most sophisticated treatments (77 percent).  There are areas in which public views do not support some criticisms of the current system; one is the suggestion  that it's too complex to understand. Instead, 83 percent of insured Americans say they are familiar with the terms  and conditions of their plan (although fewer, 36 percent, are "very" familiar with these).  Similarly, among those who have a choice of plans (57 percent), eight in 10 again say they are familiar with the  options available to them. In another area, most insured people don't report persistent problems collecting on their 
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claims. Eighty percent say their plan "tends to pay your medical expenses without much problem," essentially  unchanged since 1997. Twenty-nine percent say their insurer has refused to pay all or part of a treatment that  they thought should have been covered. Of those who fought it, just over a quarter did win better coverage Health Care Pains Growing Health Care Concerns Fuel Cautious Support for Change 1. American Broadcasting Channel 2. 20 OCT 2007 3. Langer, Gary 4. On-line: < > 5. Healthcare & Taxes 6. Some Americans, mainly the uninsured ones, have expressed discontent with the current health system. Questions of instituting a national health system have been raised – whom would it really benefit? Can we afford to raise taxes? Does the current system need to be scrapped or reformed? Over half of the insured Americans have expressed content with their healthcare providers; however, there are some who are unhappy with the benefits they are receiving and question whether or not a national system that covers everything would be best. This would especially benefit groups such as the elderly and sick because they are in need of mediations and constant medical care. For many years, this will remain an issue that will be debated constantly because both sides offer pros and cons.
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