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Clinton's Health Plan : Health Plan: A User's Guide : Paying the Doctor Bills

September 26, 1993

Spending for quality physician care has quadrupled in the last 30 years. Figures are in 1991 dollars and have been adjusted for inflation.

Who Pays for it

Distribution of spending for physician services, by source of payment.

Physician Incomes

Average Income: Chart compares physician incomes in the United States with those in Canada and Britain.

Income ratio: Chart compares the ratio of physician incomes to the average earnings of all workers in the United States, Canada and Britain.

Sources: Congressional Budget Office calculations based on data from the Health Care Financing Administration, Office of the Actuary, 1992.

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