Apr 10, 2019

Doctors' salaries are on the rise

Doctors' salaries have increased 20% since 2015, according to a new Medscape report, outpacing pay among the general public.

Why it matters: In the health care system, one person's salary is another person's premium, co-pay, deductible, taxes ... you get the picture.

Details:

  • The gap between what male and female doctors are paid increased from 18% in 2018 to 25% in 2019.
  • Four of the five states where doctors make the most are in the South.
  • Nearly three-fourths of physicians said they spend more than 10 hours per week on paperwork. In 2012, about half of respondents said that they had 1–4 hours of paperwork per week.

Go deeper: We all pay for surprise emergency room bills

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Mass shooting in Milwaukee: What we know so far

Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett in 2012. Photo: John Gress/Corbis via Getty Images

Six people died in a shooting at the Milwaukee Molson Coors brewery complex on Wednesday, including the shooter, Mayor Tom Barrett told reporters at an evening press conference with local police.

What's happening: Police said "there is no active threat" just before 6 pm ET, but noted the scene remains active. Police chief Alfonso Morales told reporters that officers have "more than 20 buildings we have to secure" at the complex and they do not currently have all employees accounted for, as more than 1,000 were at the complex during the shooting.

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Trump assigns Pence to lead U.S. coronavirus response

Photo: ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS/AFP via Getty Images

President Trump announced at a press briefing Wednesday evening that he'll be putting Vice President Mike Pence in charge of leading the administration's response to the coronavirus.

The big picture: In the wake of a market sell-off and warnings from health officials that there's a real threat of the coronavirus spreading in the U.S., Trump sought to reassure the nation and Wall Street that the U.S. is "ready" for whatever comes next.

Go deeperArrowUpdated 2 hours ago - Politics & Policy

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