For those who wants the original data from census bureau. search "National Health Expenditures; Aggregate and Per Capita Amounts"
It was $ to entice states to vote for ACA:
The Affordable Care Act offered states open-ended federal funding to design and build their insurance marketplaces. States took full advantage of the offer, spending an average of $30 per resident to build their exchanges – a total of $3.2 billion in federal funding.
Meanwhile HHS – which had expected most states to build their own exchanges – had to scrape together existing departmental funding for what became one of the biggest government IT projects in history.
Two poorly performing states, Hawaii and Vermont, used Canadian firm CGI Group, the same contractor that built the now infamous federal exchange.
You wonder if there is something to do with an aging population, disabled veterans from two active wars and growing population?
FYI, older people tend to break a hip or stumble or afflicted with chronic diseases.
Germany claims concrete evidence of forex-rigging
"Multiple currencies" have been subject to attempted manipulation, says Raimund Roseler, head of banking supervision at Germany's BaFin. Those targeted tended to be the smaller currencies as opposed to large ones like the dollar and euro, he adds.
The news comes on the same day the EU charged three banks for anti-competitive behavior in interest rates and one day after Credit Suisse plead guilty to U.S. charges of tax evasion. Two months back, Swiss competition watchdog Weko became the first regulator to claim it had spotted illegal activity in currencies.
“We see continued deterioration of the litigation environment especially in the U.S.," said Deutsche Bank CFO Stefan Krause yesterday. Indeed.
And we want to know where you stashed the loot and list of the crew who did the job with you. If we later find out you lied, we'll hunt pull out your nails two at a time ...
Levin would be the hero of the people if those organizations are political phony fronts that existed solely to buy Washington in order to fleece the people.
You posted this two days ago and I said then and now: heads should roll. Excess in both private and public sectors. I seen enough at HP even before Carl's reign.
nd Wed, we have:
...Twenty-four (24) percent of all small business owners reported job openings they could not fill in the current period.....a 6 year high....
ndf, We all used to know the world was flat, that earth was center of the universe, life on earth was created in 6 days, disease was caused by fogs, atoms were smallest particles ... cigarettes were good for you.
sewage, If true, heads should roll in MI and Serco. There are many cases of incompetence and fraud in BOTH PUBLIC and PRIVATE enterprises. I recall a mid-manager at HP who used to walk around the outside grounds or the outer corridors to past time. It was clear she had little to do ..
She had little to do with knocking off Qaddafi or Bin Laden. The shakers were CIA and DOD officers. Her passive roles on the ROW could be accomplished by a cardboard Sec of State. She didn't even try with Iran, foreign office securities, Palestine, N. Korea, former Soviet States, Syria and the rest of Arab Spring. What a freaking mess.
Please high light a few accomplishment by the former Secretary of State for us fools. I never found any and I tried hard to.
The rich had bought all their Rolex watches and Coach bags in March. The retailers are hoping that those $9 hourly working stiffs would go into debt to replace their 5 year cars or electronics. Trickle up economics now?
NFIB Small Business Optimism Index: +1.8pts to 95.2 vs. consensus of 94.5, 93.4 prior.
"Twenty-four (24) percent of all owners reported job openings they could not fill in the current period (up 2 points). Fourteen percent reported using temporary workers, up 1 point from March. "
You got that right. The consumers all splurged in Mar and back to their wait-for-40% off shopping habit. Good for them and bad for the Nike owners paying the Chinese $5 for a pair of shoes and sold them for $100 in shops staffed with $8 hourly workers.
I am only 40% in stock with the rest in bonds and a good deal in cash and CD. So, I missed all those record highs ... though record highs are only 1% or 2% YTD gain. Nothing to write home about.
The market has been broken since the HF AP PD DP BB FR HHs took over the exchanges a decade ago. Little guys are flocked and fleeced by those legalized toll takers.
Hope Michael Lewis's Flash Boys forced SEC to put them out of business soon.
From Rasmussen Reports Monday, May 12, 2014
Majority of those with an opinion said A-Okay:
33% better than good
How would you rate the overall quality of the health care you receive...excellent, good, fair or poor?
Voters still give the U.S. health care system mixed reviews, but slightly more voters now think the system will improve under the new national health care law. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 33% of Likely Voters rate the current health care system as good or excellent. Thirty-one percent (31%) describe the system as poor.