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Category: Healthcare Sector

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Politics

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Great Healthcare Fraud - Defend Your Life / Politics / Healthcare Sector

By: Don_Miller

It's all too easy to get lost in the misinformation and politicking surrounding Obamacare. Dr. Vliet, an independent physician and the past director of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (whom I had the good fortune to meet when she spoke at the last Casey Summit) graciously agreed to sit down and clear the fog shrouding the new healthcare law for us. A warm thank you to Dr. Vliet for carving out time in her busy schedule to chat with us today.

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Politics

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Piercing the Medical Guild - A Failed US Healthcare System Held Hostage / Politics / Healthcare Sector

By: Stephen_Merrill

Even in our crisis ridden world, the healthcare sector in the United States tops the list of present-day economic catastrophes. 

According to figures issued by the World Bank for 2011, healthcare expenditures in the United States, astonishingly, consumed 17.9% of the gross domestic product.  By comparison, healthcare spending in Canada was 11.2% of the economy, in Japan 9.3% and in Britain 9.3%.  The proportion of healthcare spending in the US just about doubles the average figure for other major nations.

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Companies

Friday, January 03, 2014

Follow the Cardiovascular Medtech Stocks Merger and Acquisitions / Companies / Healthcare Sector

By: TLSReport

Some investors' eyes glaze over at the mention of medical devices. But it's time to wake up and focus on the stunning growth opportunities in small- and mid-cap cardiovascular medtech. Canaccord Genuity Managing Director Jason Mills covers companies on the front lines of innovation and in sectors where the trifecta of revenue, margins and reimbursement is achieving biotechlike levels. In this interview with The Life Sciences Report, Mills opens the new year with a discussion of the cardiovascular medtech industry and mentions companies that are probable acquisition candidates.

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Companies

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Cell Pouch System - Dramatic Diabetes Breakthrough in 2014? / Companies / Healthcare Sector

By: Richard_Mills

In a person with diabetes, the insulin producing beta cells in the pancreas are attacked by the immune system and destroyed, this leads to a deficiency of insulin and high blood sugar (glucose).

People with insulin-dependent diabetes (all of type-1 and about 27 percent of type-2 diabetics) lack the necessary amount of insulin in their bloodstreams. This can, and often does lead to irreversible damage to their hearts, blood vessels, eyes, kidneys, skin, feet and hearing.

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Politics

Sunday, October 06, 2013

Healthcare Revolution - The Road to a New Medical Order / Politics / Healthcare Sector

By: John_Mauldin

There is no doubt that the single most contentious topic I can bring up in a small group discussion or speech is the Affordable Care Act, otherwise known as Obamacare. You can feel the tension rise, as everyone has an opinion they want to express – most of them based essentially on preconceived philosophical positions, nearly all of which can be can seen through their own eyes as reasonable and consistent with civilized behavior. And the facts that can be trotted out to support their positions, pro and con, could fill up a document almost as long as the original 2,300+ page bill. I have avoided writing about the Affordable Care Act (ACA) for a variety of reasons but primarily because it is so difficult for us to get our heads around the economic implications.

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Companies

Friday, October 04, 2013

Obamacare Bust a Buying Opportunity for Stock Market Investors? / Companies / Healthcare Sector

By: Profit_Confidential

George Leong writes: Obamacare is here after the Affordable Care Act was signed into law in March 2010. The Act dictates that all Americans, poor and rich, will need to have some form of insurance coverage.

Americans can select the appropriate level for them from the four levels of coverage—bronze, silver, gold, and platinum. The actual coverage in each plan is the same, with the difference being the deductable you have to pay. Moving from the bronze level to the platinum level, the deductable declines but the initial amount paid for the plan increases. Some Americans may be eligible for government assistance, depending on their financial situation, of course.

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Politics

Thursday, October 03, 2013

Five New Obamacare Facts You Need to Know / Politics / Healthcare Sector

By: Money_Morning

Tara Clarke writes: The federal government operates these marketplaces, or exchanges, across 36 states, and the Obama administration anticipates seven million people will apply for coverage across the six-month open-enrollment period.

The exchange rollout comes as a wash of just-released polls on Obamacare shows the public hasn't embraced our country's new healthcare law.

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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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