The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) pays medical professionals more than $1 million a year, with the average salary of a doctor in the field exceeding $200,000.
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) pays its medical professionals roughly $150,000 a year.
In 2016, the federal government funded the Department of Education (DOE) to hire 10,000 more pediatric neurosurgeons.
“The salary of an orthopedic surgeon is generally higher than that of a neurosurgeon,” according to a VA statement.
“Pediatric neurosurgery is the only specialty in the United States that has higher median salaries than the average for other specialties.”
The Department of Defense (DOD) pays for medical personnel to work at the U.N. and the U, as well as to work as part of a medical team for the U’s mission in Afghanistan.
“The DOD pays doctors to work in medical facilities, and they work to protect our nation’s soldiers and diplomats,” the DOD said in a statement.
According to the VA, about half of the money spent on medical personnel comes from the Veterans Benefits Administration (VA).
This agency administers disability compensation for the nearly 50 million active duty and retired military and their families.
The other half comes from other sources: Veterans Affairs, Medicaid, Medicare, the VA Medical Facilities Fund, and Veterans Benefits, which is managed by the Department Of Veterans Affairs.
The VA said in its statement that it would also make a contribution to the budget to provide more funding to the military health system.
“The DOD’s commitment to the veterans is unshakable and we’re proud to support our men and women in uniform, their families, and our nation as a whole,” the VA said.