Ohio Physicians’ impact on jobs, ecomomy, wages and taxes

LIMA — The Ohio State Medical Association and American Medical Association have recently released “The Economic Impact of Physicians in Ohio,” which looks at four ways that physicians have on the economy.

Physicians have the biggest impact on jobs, economic activity, wages and benefits, and state and local tax venue on a state and national level. According the report, physicians support nearly 373,000 jobs in Ohio, generate $63.5 billion in economic output, contribute $29.5 in wages and benefits and contribute $2.5 billion in state and local taxes.

“The Economic Impact Study illustrates that physicians are woven into their local communities and have a vital role in fueling state economies by creating jobs, purchasing goods and services, and supporting public services through the tax revenue they generate,” said AMA President David O. Barbe, MD, MHA, in a news release.

To view the full report and an interactive map, please visit www.PhysiciansEconomicImpact.org and click on Ohio.

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