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Off for a bit…

Taking the kiddos up to pick up the wife and then out to dinner. :)

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Cotton on the roadside, cotton in the ditch 

We all picked cotton, but we never got rich…

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"A parade of health insurers have already raised their earnings guidance at least once in the last nine months in large part because of new business they are reaping thanks to the health law.

This means they are making more money than they thought they would. Aetna (AET), Cigna (CI) and Wellpoint (WLP) report third quarter earnings later this month and Humana HUM +1.46% (HUM) reports in early November.

Providers of medical care such as hospital chains, too, are reporting profits they have not seen in more than a decade in some cases. Last week, HCA Holdings (HCA), also known as Hospital Corporation of America, owns 165 hospitals and 115 freestanding surgery centers in 20 states.”

And here I thought it was all about affordable coverage for poor Americans…huh…

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But here’s the REAL story buried within:

As part of the effort to search for the students — which now includes, air, ground water-borne patrols — and bring order to the violent region of southern Mexico, federal police took control of 13 municipalities in southern Mexico where local police are suspected of links to organized crime.”

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