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Obamacare, Here to Stay

The Affordable Care Act, popularly known as Obamacare, may have finally shaken loose the biggest threats to its survival. It withstood a critical Supreme Court challenge, and the Democratic victories in the White House and Senate make a legislative repeal close to impossible. Touted as the biggest US healthcare reform since Medicare and Medicaid, Obamacare is expected to extend coverage to 30 million previously uninsured Americans by 2019[1]. The increased volume of insured patients could mean more revenue for hospitals and healthcare providers, while companies that focus on the Medicaid population could also stand to gain from the estimated 15 to 18 million-person increase in Medicaid enrollments.[1] In June 2012, Supreme Court decided that states have the right to opt out of Medicaid, and as of September 2013, 14 states are not participating.[2] In addition, an increased emphasis on cost containment and efficiency under Obamacare requires the adoption of electronic health records and could boost generic-drug sales[3]. This motif includes companies in healthcare sectors that are positioned to benefit from the implementation of Obamacare. See more
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Weight Segment & Stocks Symbol 1 MO / 1 YR Return
42.9% Hospitals 1.3%
16.0% HCA Healthcare Inc. HCA 4.6%
9.2% Universal Health Services Inc. UHS 11.0%
7.3% HealthSouth Corporation HLS 11.7%
6.5% LifePoint Health Inc. LPNT 1.7%
1.3% Select Medical Holdings Corporation SEM 45.0%
0.9% Tenet Healthcare Corporation THC 31.6%
0.9% Community Health Systems Inc. CYH 25.5%
0.8% Kindred Healthcare Inc. KND 23.7%
23.1% Electronic Medical Records 6.9%
14.2% Cerner Corporation CERN 0.5%
3.0% Athenahealth Inc. ATHN 14.2%
2.3% Quality Systems Inc. QSII 34.5%
1.8% Allscripts Healthcare Solutions Inc. MDRX 1.2%
1.8% Computer Programs and Systems Inc. CPSI 16.0%
20.5% Pharmacy Benefit Managers 21.2%
20.5% Express Scripts Holding Company ESRX 21.2%
8.2% Generic Drugs 26.0%
6.2% Taro Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. TARO 23.4%
1.2% Impax Laboratories Inc. IPXL 23.2%
0.8% Lannett Co Inc LCI 50.4%
4.2% Medicaid Services 4.1%
2.5% Molina Healthcare Inc MOH 6.8%
1.6% HMS Holdings Corp HMSY 20.7%
1.1% Insurance Exchanges 54.2%
1.1% eHealth Inc. EHTH 54.2%

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