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NEW from @NoamLevey at @KHNews: Former Kaiser CEO George Halvorson cited the growth of high-deductible health insurance as a key driver of the debt crisis. “People are getting bankrupted when they get care,” he said, “even if they have insurance.”

The Potter Report: Why Your Inhaler Costs So Much
Big Insurance, PBMs, the FDA, Congress and AstraZeneca are deciding your costs.

Have you ever heard the one about the ex-health insurance executive who walked up to the pharmacy counter?

Spoiler alert: It ends with a long grumpy line of people and a $141 bill for an inhaler.