Obamacare's Medicare Cuts: Cause for Celebration

Health-insurance stocks have been under a lot of pressure recently. Though fourth-quarter results weren't great for many, the downward pressure can be much more closely attributed to several CEOs in the industry showing grave concern for larger-than-anticipated Medicare cuts. The cuts were expected to be in the 3%-4% range, but large insurers had reached the point of expressing fear over much steeper cuts of 6%-7%. Today came the moment of truth, with the cuts falling in line with original expectations, at 3.55%.

In this video, Motley Fool health-care analyst David Williamson takes a look at which of the large insurers are the most exposed to Medicare Advantage, and which are benefiting the most from the lower-than-expected cuts today.

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  • Report this Comment On February 25, 2014, at 9:16 PM, Jimi wrote:

    Motley Fool is another agenda source. Nobody mentions Medicare was overcharged 11% since 2001 and the AMA admited it. Big deal, 3.55%, what about the other 6%.

  • Report this Comment On February 26, 2014, at 12:12 AM, ManoftheRepublic wrote:

    Jimi.... EVERYBODY knows that Medicare fraud is rampant, where have you been,,, And it does not matter if the money that the DEMOCRATS took from Medicare was just taken OR was a matter of cuts to fraud..,

    The BOTTOM line is that the DEMOCRATS still took the money.. If MEDICARE had been cleaned up EVERY TIME that the DEMOCRATS said that they were going to cut the fraud,,., Then MEDICARE would be squeaky clean,...

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