Athlete of the Month - December, 2009

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

This is my third post of the day.  Don't ever say I didn't give you anything for Christmas, 2009.

Sure, I've already made my Athlete of the Decade post (getting out front of the AP) so my final Athlete of the Month for 2009 may seem superfluous.  But, you know, hey, look over there!

Ndamukong Suh

Runners-up: Mark Ingram, John Wall, Brandon Marshall

That means the 12 nominees for Athlete of the Year, 2009:

Larry Fitzgerald
Santonio Holmes
Maya Moore
LeBron James
Lionel Messi
Roger Federer
Mark Buehrle
Usain Bolt
Drew Brees
Cliff Lee
Manny Pacquiao
Ndamukong Suh

The Athlete of the Year post will be up by the end of the week.

A Reform Bill?

This is from Reuters yesterday. 

Shares of Cigna rose 5.3 percent to $37.69. Shares of Aetna Inc rose 5.84 percent to $34.41. Humana Inc rose 3.79 percent to $45.17 and United Health Group Inc rose 5 percent to $33.14. Shares of Wellpoint Inc rose 3.8 percent to $60.51.

If you're wondering where you should stand on the health care bill - the market has spoken.  It's a good bill for insurance companies. 

And according to Huffington Post, here are the numbers since Joe Lieberman's October 27 promise to join a Republican filibuster of any bill that contained a public option:

Coventry Health Care, Inc. is up 31.6 percent;

CIGNA Corp. is up 29.1 percent;
Aetna Inc. is up 27.1 percent;
WellPoint, Inc. is up 26.6 percent;
UnitedHealth Group Inc. is up 20.5 percent;
Humana Inc. is up 13.6 percent.

Heckuva job.  We've managed to fix health care for the people who matter most - insurance companies. 

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