Big payouts from a for-profit & a non-profit

An article in reports that a for-profit health system is about to pay out $1.75 billion to its investors. As one who strongly believes that healthcare is a basic human right, I can't help but wonder how many uninsured patients could be treated or how many healthcare associated infections and other complications avoided by investing those dollars in prevention research and implementation. On a happy note, however, the Gates Foundation is investing an additional $10 billion in its vaccine programs.


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