Healthcare shares rise after vote

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Shares in many US healthcare companies rose on Monday following the passage of healthcare reforms, with investors seeing the benefits of greater certainty and increased demand offsetting potential price controls.


Even several large medical insurers, which could experience rising costs and lower profits from a requirement to accept broader coverage on more restricted terms, gained, alongside pharmaceutical companies, which had lobbied aggressively to limit the costs of reform.


They also get all the newly mandated customers.


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They seem to be generally tracking the market since the Q408 crash looking at WLP, AET, CI and UNH -- sure aren't feeling any pain from health insurance reform thats for sure..

I wonder if the banks took a hit over the student loan reform?

Since Cerberus ate Caritas Christi

the health insurance companies are unmasked as ...

The Moneychangers in the Temple

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The Death of the Middle Class was by Design...

Even in the face of the so-called Recovery, poverty and inequality are getting worse in our country, and more wealth and power is flowing straight to the top. According to Paul Buchheit over at Alternet, this is the end result of winner-take-all capitalism, and this destruction of the working class has all been by design.

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