Plans for Medicare Pressure Health Care Sector

The Obama ETF Portfolio

ETF Investing Alongside the New Administration

Medicare changes announced by the Obama administration caused a significant decline in health care stocks.

The new approach calls for elimination of private sector participation in medicare plans, effectively eliminating $175 million of revenue for the industry.  Plan management will move to government bureaucrats who can administer “more efficiently”.

In reaction, the Health Care Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLV) has declined 17% since the Obama budget speech.

XLV’s top holdings include Johnson & JohnsonPfizer and Abbot Labs.