This episode of The Motley Fool's Market Checkup drills down on the hottest headlines and biggest market movers in the health-care sector.
In this video, health-care analysts David Williamson and Max Macaluso discuss one of the potential unintended consequences of Obamacare: the changing dynamics behind employer-sponsored health-care coverage.
Investors should watch any retailers or companies with large retiree benefits that can be changed. Health-cost inflation has been a big headwind, not just to government spending, but also to business spending. If management can unload at least part of that expense without too much pushback, it will.
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