United States 2012 Wealth Book: The American Dream Revisited

But residents will be using that wealth to pay heavily for Obamacare’s premiums on even the lowest-cost bronze plan. Expect to pay even more if you’re in the market for better coverage, with the state’s cheapest silver plan costing a whopping $89 more at $474 per month. With a small population and only several significant cities, Alaska’s not a major target for the country’s biggest health insurers. A lack of competition’s likely due in part to that high cost. Only two insurers, Primera Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alaska and Moda Health, are vying for Alaska’s insurance consumers on the new exchange. No. 1: Wyoming, $425 per month Wyoming’s the third state on this list to rank among the top five states for GDP per capita, so residents of the U.S.’s smallest state by population will be better suited on average to pay for the highest price in the country for the cheapest bronze plan offered. There is good news, however: The Department of HHS estimates that after the tax credit, a Wyoming family of four with an annual income of $50,000 will pay only $81 per month for the cheapest bronze plan. But if you’re looking for more substantial coverage, be prepared to fork over a handful of cash: Wyoming’s cheapest silver plan will cost $489 on average. The state’s insurance commissioner, Tom Hirsig, echoed the comments of his colleague in Mississippi, citing Wyoming’s small and mostly rural population as behind the state’s pricey plans. Wyoming’s plan is more of a mess, however: Officials have yet to even announce the firms that will compete for the state’s uninsured even as federal regulators plan to bring the exchange online by Oct. 1. Hirsig expects Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Wyoming and WINHealth, an insurer in the mountain region, to compete for the share. For Wyoming residents, however, Obamacare’s still very much a situation in flux. Big costs on the way One theme in common among the five most expensive states for Obamacare: All have small populations that have promoted a lack of competition in insurance exchanges.

Scope The report features: Independent market sizing of US HNWIs across five wealth bands HNWI volume, wealth and allocation trends from 2007 to 2011 HNWI volume, wealth and allocation forecasts to 2016 HNWI and UHNWI asset allocations across 13 asset classes Number of UHNWIs and UHNWI growth rates in every state Number of UHNWIs in all major cities Fastest growing cities for UHNWIs Number of wealth managers in each city City wise ratings of wealth management saturation and potential Details of the development, challenges and opportunities of the Wealth Management and Private Banking sector in the US Size of local wealth management industry Detailed wealth management and family office information Insights into the drivers of HNWI wealth Reasons To Buy The WealthInsight Intelligence Center Database is an unparalleled resource and the leading resource of its kind. Compiled and curated by a team of expert research specialists, the database comprises profiles on major private banks, wealth managers and family offices in each country. The WealthInsight Intelligence Center Database also includes up to one hundred data-points on over 100,000 HNWIs from around the world. With the database as the foundation for our research and analysis, we are able obtain an unsurpassed level of granularity, insight and authority on the HNWI and wealth management universe in each of the countries and regions we cover. Comprehensive forecasts to 2016. Detailed information on UHNWIs in each major city. Key Highlights The number of HNWIs in the United States decreased by 3.1% over the review period from 5.3 million HNWIs in 2007 to 5.1 million HNWIs in 2011. Over the forecast period, the total number of US HNWIs is forecast to grow by 19.4%, to reach 6.1 million in 2016. In 2011, business interests were the largest asset class for HNWIs in the US (29% of total HNWI assets), followed by equities (26.7%), real estate (17.4%), fixed income (11.1%), cash (8.6%) and alternatives (7.3%). With 39,378 UHNWIs, the US accounts for a high 32% of the total number of worldwide UHNWIs in 2011. New York City is the largest city for US UHNWIs, accounting by 7.4% of total US UHNWIs with 2,929 individuals. There are also sizable UHNWI populations in Los Angeles (950 UHNWIs), Chicago (804 UHNWIs), Houston (777 UHNWIs), Dallas (564 UHNWIs) and San Francisco (511 UHNWIs). Greenwich was the top performing city for UHNWIs, with numbers rising by 39% from 252 in 2007 to over 350 in 2011. This was boosted by the movement of a large number UHNWIs out of Manhattan and into Connecticut. Table of Contents 1 Introduction 1.1 What is this Report About?

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Finally, United States Signs Global Arms Trade Treaty

Counter to worries that the ATT will constitute an infringement of the Second Amendment in the United States, the American Bar Association has concluded that Americans neednt fear such an outcome. As the ABA points out in their white paper , import restrictions on firearms have been ruled constitutionally valid. At present, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms already regulates and tracks the import of firearms into the United States, leaving no need for further domestic legislation regarding the ATTs implementation. Exports of firearms, the ABA also notes, are not protected under the Second Amendment. This treaty will not diminish anyones freedom, Kerry said. In fact the treaty recognizes the ability of both individuals and states to obtain, possess, and use arms for legit purposes. Make no mistake, we would never think about supporting a treaty that is inconsistent with the rights of Americans, the rights of American citizens, to be able to exercise their guaranteed rights under our Constitution. The U.S. voted in favor of the treaty in April, as did the vast majority of the world. In fact, only Syria, Iran and North Korea voted against it . Activists have been urging President Obama to sign the Arms Trade Treaty for months now. At the end of a meeting with Obama administration officials in August, members of a coalition of activists ranging from religious evangelicals to arms control advocates passed along a letter to the President, urging swift action on the ATT. Your Administration demonstrated leadership by supporting the Treaty through its development, the letter read. Signing the Arms Trade Treaty will demonstrate strong US leadership and help create important momentum for the treaty. Conservatives have been insisting , absent real evidence, that the ATT will kick the U.S.