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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.

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.

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.