HHS general counsel scolds Eli Lilly for halting 340B drug discounts
Amazon CenturyLink Chevron Deere Delta Air Lines Eli Lilly FedEx Gannett General Motors Goodyear Honeywell JetBlue MGM Resorts Netflix Prudential Financial Starbucks Whirlpool Total federal income tax paid by these companies last year: $0
The inventors of insulin sold the patent for just $1 so it would be available to all. 97 years later, Americans are dying because drugmakers like Eli Lilly charge $300 for a vial of insulin. Tomorrow I will be joining diabetics to buy insulin in Canada for one-tenth the price.
What do these corporations have in common? Amazon Chevron Deere Delta Duke Energy Eli Lilly Gannett General Motors Goodyear Honeywell JetBlue Kinder Morgan MGM Resorts Netflix Prudential Financial Whirlpool Answer: they all paid nothing in federal income taxes.