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Category: Healthcare Sector

The analysis published under this category are as follows.

Politics

Monday, September 16, 2013

Profit Driven Health Care: Obamacare Rips Off Americans / Politics / Healthcare Sector

By: Stephen_Lendman

It’s a plan to enrich insurers, drug companies, and large hospital chains. It’s market-based for profit. They let business benefit at the expense of ordinary people.

Tens of millions are left uninsured. Millions more are underinsured.

On August 12, The New York Times headlined “A Limit on Consumer Costs Is Delayed in Health Care Law,” saying:

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Politics

Thursday, August 01, 2013

Reasons Why Obamacare Is Going to Ruin Your Medical Care… and Your Life / Politics / Healthcare Sector

By: Casey_Research

By Elizabeth Lee Vliet, M.D.

Of course you've heard of "liar loans"—in the heyday of subprime mortgages, unscrupulous lenders handed out mortgages to practically everyone with a pulse. "So you're saying you make $100,000 a year? Great, check this box titled 'McMansion.'"

We all know how this charade ended. Now Dr. Elizabeth Lee Vliet, M.D., an acclaimed expert on the subject of Obamacare, warns that the delay of the employer mandate by one year will force Americans into a single-payer system, raising insurance premiums and encouraging "liar subsidies" that might prove fiscally devastating. Not to mention that under the new health care system, you may well end up dead…

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Politics

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

How Obamacare Will Affect Medicare / Politics / Healthcare Sector

By: Money_Morning

Diane Alter writes: We've talked about how Obamacare will affect our regular health insurers and routine doctor visits, but how about how Obamacare will affect Medicare?

We've all known for a while that the future of Medicare, the program than provides health insurance to seniors, is in dire straits. What we're just finding out is that Obamacare is making it worse.

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Companies

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Investors Look at Health Care Sector Stocks for a Healthier Portfolio / Companies / Healthcare Sector

By: Charles_Carnevale

The Health Care sector is comprised of many diverse companies, as can be seen from the list of subsectors provided below.  Historically the Health Care sector has been comprised of a significant number of companies with above-average growth rates of earnings.  Consequently, a majority of the companies comprising the Health Care sector could be thought of as growth stocks over dividend growth stocks.

One of the primary reasons for this was that the sector was benefiting from the tailwinds of the powerful demographic forces of an aging population.  Additionally, there were many scientific advances that also provided above-average growth to many companies in this sector.  As a result, health care stocks were once considered defensive because they were mostly unaffected by economic weakness. 

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Politics

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Subsidizing Doctors Not to Practice / Politics / Healthcare Sector

By: Walter_Brasch

Clutching a sheaf of newspaper clippings in one hand and a medical bag in the other, Dr. Franklin Peterson Comstock III, knocking down pregnant ladies, students, the elderly, and even two burly construction workers who were waiting for a bus, rushed past me, leaving me in a close and personal encounter with the concrete. Since he had given up medicine to invest in a string of service stations and an oil distributorship, I assumed what was in his medical bag was the morning’s take from obscene profits.

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Politics

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Ron Paul - Let Market Forces Solve the Organ Transplant Crisis / Politics / Healthcare Sector

By: Dr_Ron_Paul

Ten-year old cystic fibrosis patient Sarah Murnaghan captured the nation’s attention when federal bureaucrats imposed a de facto death sentence on her by refusing to modify the rules governing organ transplants. The rules in question forbid children under 12 from receiving transplants of adult organs. Even though Sarah’s own physician said she was an excellent candidate to receive an adult organ transplant, government officials refused to even consider modifying their rules.

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Companies

Monday, June 17, 2013

What Americans Really Think About Obamacare / Companies / Healthcare Sector

By: Money_Morning

Diane Alter writes: Obamacare critics have maintained from day one the president's signature healthcare bill is disastrous and doomed to fail.

Now with just months until the bill takes full effect, more and more Americans are beginning to think the same thing.

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Companies

Wednesday, June 05, 2013

$22 Billion Health Sector That Nobody On Wall Street Is Talking About / Companies / Healthcare Sector

By: Money_Morning

Garrett Baldwin writes: Suffering from a debilitating condition known as respiratory syncytial virus, the patient lay on the ground wheezing with every tormented breath.

It's a horrible yet common viral condition that brings a high fever, a hacking cough, and progressive difficulty in breathing. Once infected, the prognosis is as dire as it gets.

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Politics

Thursday, February 28, 2013

U.S. Healthcare Blues, Our Medical Bills Are Killing Us / Politics / Healthcare Sector

By: John_Mauldin

It has been some time since we peeked into my worry closet. A few questions this weekend prompted me to think about things I am paying attention to but have not written about, and one thing that I am not worried about at all, despite the apparent media hysteria.

But first, a quick note. My tenth annual Strategic Investment Conference (May 1-3 in Carlsbad, California) seems to be filling up nicely. The speaker lineup is exceptional: Kyle Bass; Ian Bremmer; Mohamed El-Erian; Niall Ferguson and his wife, Ayaan Hirsi Ali; Lacy Hunt; Charles and Louis Gave; Jeff Gundlach; Anatole Kaletsky; David Rosenberg; Nouriel Roubini; and Gary Shilling.

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Companies

Friday, October 26, 2012

Healthcare Sector, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Election… / Companies / Healthcare Sector

By: Investment_U

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleMarc Lichtenfeld writes: A funny thing happened on the way to the election – healthcare stocks are trading near their all-time highs, having come off those top levels in the sell-off of the past few weeks.

You’d think that with the uncertainty surrounding the election and its impact on healthcare, the sector would be down in the dumps.

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Politics

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Hospitals Unsafe at Any Blood Pressure, Socialism By Installments / Politics / Healthcare Sector

By: MISES

Christopher Westley writes: What if the unintended consequences are actually intentional?

That's the thought I had recently upon learning about upcoming Medicare fines on hospitals that readmit patients due to complications within 30 days of an initial discharge. The logic is straightforward: If hospitals do not make a patient well the first time, then they suffer the additional cost of a fine.

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Companies

Thursday, October 25, 2012

New Life Saving "Smart Bra" Worth $2 Billion a Year / Companies / Healthcare Sector

By: Money_Morning

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleMichael A. Robinson writes: You need to hear Nedra Lindsay's story.

It's the tale about how a chance event saved her life and signaled the start of an exciting "biodata" investment story that may finally come to fruition in 2013.

It started in 1993, when Lindsay was just 24 year old nurse at an Ohio hospital.

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Companies

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Forget Osteoarthritis, Medical Breakthrough Promises the End the Pain / Companies / Healthcare Sector

By: Money_Morning

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleMichael A. Robinson writes: A team of researchers at Harvard University just reported a fantastic new medical breakthrough - in the form of a hydrogel.

The compound is made mostly of water, but it's almost unbelievably tough, strong, and resilient. It can stretch to more than 20 times its original length.

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Companies

Friday, September 07, 2012

Post-Obamacare Healthcare Sector Investor Opportunities / Companies / Healthcare Sector

By: TLSReport

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleNew product visibility is vital in medical device stories. Without something new to show physicians, there is no way to get through the door. Medical Devices and Outsourcing Services Analyst James Terwilliger of The Benchmark Company looks for investments that will pique the interests of cardiologists, orthopedists and long-term care facilities. In this exclusive interview with The Life Sciences Report, Terwilliger shares the names of companies poised to grow as the economy rebounds over the next two years.

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Companies

Wednesday, August 08, 2012

Steve Austin Lives, Our Bionic Future Has Arrived / Companies / Healthcare Sector

By: Money_Morning

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleMichael A. Robinson writes: Get ready for bionic humans.

They'll be faster, stronger, and much smarter than we are today. They'll wear exoskeletons made of smart materials, complete with onboard computing.

Part of their enhanced IQs may come from implants in their eyes that automatically access the wireless Web.

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Politics

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Doctors Are Like Cops, Dangerous / Politics / Healthcare Sector

By: LewRockwell

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleJack D. Douglas writes: This is a good study of the soaring rate of dangerous MRSA infection from hospital stays by academic hospital insiders who used their inside knowledge of the U. of Chicago hospital and three others to correct for the massive 30% to 50% official underreporting and found that one out of twenty plus patients now gets serious MRSA hospital infection in the U.S., more than all the influenza and AIDS hospitalizations combined. That was a 100% increase in five years and the study ended in '08, so there has probably been another near doubling, or less if the growing infection control efforts coming out of Hopkins, etc., are beginning to pay off.

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Companies

Friday, July 20, 2012

Healthcare Stocks: Mergers Show How Obamacare Will Deliver Investor Profits / Companies / Healthcare Sector

By: Money_Morning

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleDon Miller writes: Want proof that healthcare stocks are poised to reap rewards from Obamacare?

Just take a look at this recent blockbuster healthcare merger.

Giant managed care firm WellPoint Inc. (NYSE: WLP) announced July 9 that it would buy Amerigroup Corp. (NYSE: AGP), the country's largest private Medicaid managed care company, for $4.9 billion in cash.

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Politics

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Why Your Health Care Is so Darn Expensive... / Politics / Healthcare Sector

By: Doug_Horning

Diamond Rated - Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleAlex Daley and Doug Hornig,
Senior Editors, Casey Extraordinary Technology

The cellphone in your pocket is NASA-smart. Yet it costs just a couple hundred dollars.

So why is it that rising technical capabilities are leading to drastically falling prices happening everywhere, except in your medical bill?

The answer may surprise you…

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ConsumerWatch

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Boots Opticians Having Problems Digesting D&A? Discount Voucher and Review / ConsumerWatch / Healthcare Sector

By: N_Walayat

Following my recent vision problem for some 15 minutes whilst at Manchester Airport, I had no choice but to bite the bullet and visit my local GP (ecclesall medical centre). Whilst my expectations were already low, they still managed to disappoint, seems like the reception staff are trained to so their best to obstruct patients, but that's for another article, the long and short of it was I had to go and see an optician (at my own expense) with a scrap of paper from the Doc to determine if there was a problem with my eyes or not.

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Companies

Sunday, July 15, 2012

It's Not Too Late to Buy into the Pharma Stock Powerful Uptrend / Companies / Healthcare Sector

By: DailyWealth

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleBrett Eversole writes: Drug stocks have been on a tear this year.

Pharmaceutical giant Abbott Labs is up 18%. Smaller names like Questcor and Auxilium are up 38% and 35%, respectively.

The sector overall – as measured by the PowerShares Dynamic Pharmaceuticals fund (PJP) – is up 19% so far in 2012... more than double the S&P 500's 9% return.

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