About 10,000 doctors and nurses living near the border with the US are licensed to work in the US.
Each day, they cross the border to work in the US.
Live in Canada and work in the US.
Why is this happening?
These doctors and nurses have a better deal. They likely earn 30 to 50% more.
With the value of the US dollar, there are currency benefits to working in the US.
This is a growing trend.
In fact, we know of 2 radiation therapists living in Niagara Falls who work in Buffalo.
This trend will continue.
As more doctors and nurses live in Canada and work in the US.
A single payor system in Canada can not compete with a multi-payor system in the US.
Our healthcare leaders need to heed this impending disaster in human capital.