...for our nation's top health care CEOs.

The 64 health care CEOs in the S&P 500 cumulatively made almost $1.7 billion in 2017, according to a new Axios analysis of their compensation. That total is 74% higher than the $949 million that is normally highlighted in company proxy documents.

One health care CEO—Neal Patterson, former CEO of Cerner—made (off with) $148.6 million in 2017. Health care companies profit not from providing health care to sick people, but from denying health care to sick people. Out health care system is obscene—it's slightly less obscene, thanks to Obamacare, but it's still obscene.