1-Year Anniversary Of Health Care Reform Marked By Surge In Insurance Company Shares

Thursday, March 24, 2011 06:56
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1-Year Anniversary Of Health Care Reform Marked By Surge In Insurance Company Shares

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Anyone who thought health-care reform would put a damper on the health-care insurance sector made an incorrect diagnosis.

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Stock prices have soared 16% among the United States’ six largest health-care insurance companies in the year since Congress passed the Affordable Care Act.


Among all of the health-care companies in the S&P 500, shares posted an average gain of 6% over the period, according to this article in MarketWatch.


Les Funtleyder, fund manager for the Miller Tabak & Co. Health Care Transformation Fund, says health-care insurers already were seeing improved fundamentals before the Act passed.
 

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