In 2008, it was looking at a death spiral: cut credit ratings, claims on the policies, and collateral calls.
This is the notorious "death spiral" that Obamacare critics warned about from the start.
In June, she will take over a publication that has appeared in recent years to be in a death spiral.
One look at today's health exchange prices suggests that the death spiral is already beginning.
If Mitt Romney did the same, it might send the Iowa system into the death spiral it so richly deserves.
In theory, this can lead to a "death spiral" where no one will buy the car.