It appears you didn't read the editorial - regarding record payrolls/bonuses for CEOs. And in CT who are being richly rewarded for all the money they are making for shareholders from profits. And in CT, it's the State Insurance Dept., Attorney General, and elected legislators who are in the driver's seat when it comes to regulations and setting health insurance rates.
Maybe look into which state officials voted against efforts to reduce increases, or worked on bills to benefit 'Big Insurance'?
Individuals and small group plans do not have the leverage that large corporate plans have. Fact of life. All goods and services are increasing in price due inflation and high energy costs. Place the blame on Washington not the CEOs of health insurance providers.
A portion of this 'foreign aid' is in the form of military hardware, training and financing the purchase of military hardware. Not to mention the $54 billion in military aid to Ukraine this year which almost doubles the $60.4 billion budgeted for 'foreign aid'.