US Healthcare Policy Will Have "Minimum Impact" on Stocks

The proposed legislation to replace Obamacare in the US is "political suicide", say analysts - and so they think it is unlikely to be passed

Karen Kwok 18 May, 2017 | 4:28PM

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The future of US healthcare policy – and indeed US healthcare stocks – currently rests in the hands of the Senate. The American Health Care Act, a proposed legislation for the repeal and replacement of Obamacare, was passed by members in the House of Representatives on May 4.

The Republican Party proposed the American Health Care Act bill to replace Obamacare, actioning one of President Donald Trump’s key messages during his 2016 presidential campaign. According to the NASDAQ Healthcare Index, healthcare stocks in the US have risen 10.5% since Trump was elected President in November 8.

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Securities Mentioned in Article

Security NamePriceChange (%)Morningstar
Rating
Fresenius Medical Care AG & Co. KGaA60.02 EUR1.01
Johnson & Johnson133.15 USD3.37
Roche Holding AG316.00 CHF-0.25

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Karen Kwok

Karen Kwok  is a Reporter for Morningstar.co.uk

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