If any meeting attendees have been considering staying permanently in lovely Toronto, the young Canadian doc who asked a question during the Washington Update this morning probably heightened their interest.
He's a recent IM grad, who actually works in Montreal, not Toronto. But he said that he left med school with $2000 in profit, and he and his peers are likely to make between $200,000 and $700,000 next year!
His question, effectively, was why don't we do that in the U.S.? He wanted to know whether ACP had considered single-payer as a solution to the health care system problems. The ACP officials' answer: Yup, but it was clear that the idea doesn't fly politically in the states.