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Doctors are not overpaid: Column
USA Today

Some people think I’m overpaid as a physician, and that my salary fuels rising health costs. I can see their point: A survey by the Medical Group Management Association released in May found that internal medicine doctors like me have a starting median compensation of $190,000, while specialists such as anesthesiologists approach $300,000.

Vox’s Sarah Kliff reports that U.S. physician salaries were twice as much as those in countries such as France and concluded, “Doctor salaries are a pretty significant part of the reason why the United States spends more per person on health care than any other developed country.”