Milwaukee’s average physician compensation was $398,431 in 2017, second highest only to Charlotte, N.C. ($402,273), based on survey data from 65,000 licensed United States physicians who practice at least 40 hours per week.
Wisconsin continues to outperform the national average in terms of workers compensation costs, according to the most recent report from the Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI).
Wisconsin’s hospitalization rate is 11 percent below the national average, the lowest among Midwestern states and the 16th lowest in the nation, according to recent data posted by the Kaiser Family Foundation. Wisconsin’s hospitalization rate in 2016 was 92 admits per 1,000 people. That compares to 103 admits per 1,000 people nationally.
Eighty-two percent of Wisconsin residents participating in the federal ACA health care exchange for 2018 received a federal subsidy to help them pay their premium, the same percentage as last year and the same percentage as nationally. On average, the federal subsidy was 86 percent of the total premium, compared to 78 percent nationally.
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