Obamacare Medicaid Expansion Stiff-Arm Hurting Insurers?

Obamacare is seen as a long-term win for both managed-care stocks and hospital stocks, adding paying customers for both industries, but it may surprise some investors to discover Obamacare won't come close to eliminating the uninsured.

In this video, health-care analyst David Williamson discusses how 19 states seemingly opting out of Medicaid expansion will affect managed-care stocks like Centene and Molina along with the impact a shockingly large amount of uninsured Americans could have on the health-care system.

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  • Report this Comment On June 25, 2013, at 9:22 PM, 2smartforlibs wrote:

    The whole idea of Obama care is to lead to single payer its all made to hurt

  • Report this Comment On June 25, 2013, at 9:33 PM, jprizoli wrote:

    Insurance companies ARE the problem. They have spent millions upon millions brainwashing the American public. If the insurance companies do not want national healthcare - it has to be good for us..simple logic. I have watched numerous documentaries and videos on healthcare around the world. For starters, just watch this one. It is not one sided. I gives you pros and cons...At least you can 'disqus ' the subject of healthcare more intelligently...Is that not what you want? It takes some courage to change your mind on something after seeing both sides. This shows you are open minded. The more verbal you are about your stance such as demeaning people, the harder it is to admit you may have been misinformed. It is all about ego..can be a very destructive trait in a person. Most people are too lazy to watch an hour video...takes too much effort...But it is very easy to take pot shots at others who do their diligence. Just analyze this psychologically ...What does that say about a person? Need I say more?

    http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/sickaroundtheworld/v...

  • Report this Comment On June 26, 2013, at 12:09 PM, sagehopper wrote:

    Well, duuhhhhhhh...What do you think happens when Uncle tells your company that they WILL insure people with pre-existing conditions, but you have no choice? What do you do? You raise the premiums, cut the benefits, raise the co-pays. The folks that just had their premiums raised will start looking for other insurers. Or...they will use that insurance all they can, to get something out of it other than a nice money pit to toss their hard earned money into.. And the insurance company loses.

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