Eight American doctors were recently interviewed by the Toronto Globe and Mail. Here’s an excerpt:
What is the most surprising thing you have learned so far?
I learned that doctors are compensated much better than what we presumed they were here and their work lives are very nice. In the U.S., most doctors are afraid of two things with a single-payer system: they will lose money – of course, they won’t say that – and that they are going to lose autonomy.
What is work life like for an American doctor?
You spend so much time hassling with insurance companies, you just can’t imagine. You have to fight with them to get paid.