Note that pre-tax profits are about 9% of revenues [12,555 divided by135,553]. About 1/3 of the pre-tax already goes to the government in taxes; about 2/3’s (6% of revenues) drops through to the bottom line.
U.S. health care expenditures are about $2.1 trillion (just over $7,000 per person). Of that, roughly half is “sourced” from the government via Medicare and Medicaid. Of the half that is private pay, about 2/3’s ($725 billion ) goes through health insurance companies...
...10% of 14.9 billion is 1.4 billion. If basic insurance costs $8,000/year for a family then taking 10% from just these CEO salaries would insure 35,000 Americans a year for five years. That is a lot of people that can be helped just by 23 men. Looking at the companies as a whole that profit from health care, we can probably pay for every uninsured person in this country for decades to come.
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