One of the worst jobs, apparently, is being a doctor. Just ask doctors. A study today says doctors are dropping the number of hours they work — the equivalent of losing 36,000 doctors in a decade. Part of it is reduced payments from government agencies, but many doctors say it’s more the hassle of dealing with insurance companies, according to the report in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
It’s among the topics on today’s Fresh Eye on the Radio conversation with The Current’s Mary Lucia.
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Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started several blogs, and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
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