The article pointed out that a large “non-profit” hospital can have a 25% profit margin. Most large businesses have a 2% to 7% profit margin. I read several years that the profit margin in the medical/pharmaceutical world was around 20%
I do acknowledge that most businesses do not have the research and development costs that are incurred in the medical/pharmaceutical industry... But I also have read that citizens of USA have had to bear the bulk of these front end R & D costs when these pharmaceuticals come to market. The rest of the world does not pay anywhere close to the costs for pain killers and other drugs that we have to pay in USA.