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How Much Should We Pay Our Health Care Leaders?08:43
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UMass Medical School in Worcester, Massachusetts (Flickr/Massachusetts Office of Travel and Tourism)
UMass Medical School in Worcester, Massachusetts (Flickr/Massachusetts Office of Travel and Tourism)

In most states across the country, college sports coaches are the highest paid public employees. From California to Texas to Florida. Which might say something about what the nation values the most. But here in Massachusetts — it's different. Despite its sports-crazed citizenry, in Massachusetts the public employee with the highest salary isn't a university coach but the chancellor of the University of Massachusetts Medical School, Michael F. Collins, who earns about $785,000 a year.

Carrie Goldberg, co-host of WBUR's Commonhealth blog, wrote about this and raised the question, how much should we pay our health care leaders, and how much is too much?

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Carey Goldberg, co-host of WBUR's CommonHealth blog

Alan Sager, professor of Health Policy and Management at BU

This segment aired on July 9, 2013.

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