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Why major health care CEOs took home hundreds of millions of dollars during a global pandemic

The CEOs of the top 300 health care companies in the world earned over 4.5 billion dollars in 2021 alone, according to a new analysis published by STAT. That figure would be sufficient to cover annual health insurance for roughly 580,000 individual people.

Here & Now‘s Peter O’Dowd speaks with Bob Herman, a reporter at STAT, about what their investigation revealed about CEO earnings during the second year of a deadly pandemic.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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