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THE BAD NEWS: Big insurers have been announcing record profits. Thanks, in part, to Americans paying sky-high out-of-pockets.

THE GOOD NEWS: Politicians and the media are FINALLY realizing that high OOP costs are breaking the budgets of American families.
https://wendellpotter.substack.com/p/as-big-insurance-announces-record

The price of insulin has been steadily increasing over the last decade.

In fact, 14.1% of Americans face "catastrophic" spending levels from insulin alone, with Medicare beneficiaries especially vulnerable to coverage inequities.

https://www.healthaffairs.org/doi/abs/10.1377/hlthaff.2021.01788

Exxon Mobil recorded an unprecedented $17.85 billion profit for the second quarter and Chevron made a record $11.62 billion.

The monopolization of America is driving record profits for corporations and economic hardship for everyone else.