CBO Downgrades Obamacare’s Enrollment Projections, Subsidy Costs

On March 9, the Congressional Budget Office unveiled its updated budget projections for the years 2015 to 2025, including significant changes to its outlook for Obamacare’s spending and coverage estimates. The CBO now thinks that 8 million fewer U.S. residents will gain coverage from the health law, compared to its original estimates. But the CBO also significantly underestimated the impact of competition on Obamacare’s private insurance premiums. This begs the question: could competition among private insurers solve America’s debt crisis?

Start-Up Company Challenges For The Marketing Leader

As the second article in “The CMO Insight Series,” I wanted to tackle a different industry (healthcare), type of customer (B2B), and size of firm (smaller start-up) than the first article which focused on CMO Jeff Jones from Target. In this article, Brent Walker, Co-Founder and CMO of C2B Solutions, a start-up healthcare solutions provider, provides e a unique perspective on CMO challenges. What makes this perspective interesting is Walker’s dual hat as CMO and Co-Founder, where he is actively engaged in funding challenges.

Some Markets Are Turmoiling In Asia

No catalyzing event – China CPI modestly hotter than expected and Aussie confidence weak – but FX markets are fast in the Asia session with USDJPY surging above 122.00 for the first time since July 2007 and EURUSD dropping below 1.08 as USD strength dominates (up 1.65% from payrolls). Japanese stocks have decoupled from USDJPY’s rally and are down notably and despite the USD strength,

The 17 Elements Of Martial Law

Submitted by Dave Hodges via The Common Sense Show blog,

The term “Martial Law” is thrown around with reckless disregard. “Is America under martial law?” is a question that is often discussed in the Independent Media.

Martial law occurs when the prevailing regime feels threatened by the message being offered by the loyal opposition. When normal means of censorship and marginalization fail, despotic regimes resort to martial law with all intended brutality of a violent crackdown on all of those being perceived as the “enemy”.

Seventeen Martial Law Characteristics

Most experts agree that hard core martial contains the following 17 essential elements:

1-Mass roundup and/or execution of political dissidents