CVS Caremark (CVS)

Health care is one area where expenditures grow, rather than decline, with age. And while higher health care spending isn’t a good thing, and it would be great to see per capita health care spending diminish, you can’t argue with demographics. One implication that...
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CVS Caremark (CVS)

This company just completed its acquisition of the largest Hispanic-owned drug store chain in the U.S., and is gaining investor attention for its decision to no longer sell cigarettes in its stores. CVS Caremark (CVS) from The Complete Investor Health care is one area where expenditures rather...
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Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS)

While it seems like the political and legal wrangling over the health care system in the U.S. will never end, the industry is chugging along regardless. People get sick and need treatment regardless of what governments do, as evidenced by the multiple recommendations the...
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Readers’ Views on Healthcare

The healthcare column I wrote on Monday resulted in my heaviest email volume ever and I thank everyone who responded. In total, 69% of respondents were supportive, 6% were critical, and the remainder addressed other items in the column, mainly American International Group which...
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Thoughts on Obama’s Healthcare Summit

Our healthcare system is broken. Insurance costs have risen inexorably. Doctors are frustrated at being paid less than they are worth. Millions of Americans are unable to afford basic insurance. And Americans are in terrible health. Yet previous attempts to fix the system failed...
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The Wisdom of Doing Nothing

An article demonstrates how soccer goalies actually stop more penalty kicks when they stay in the center of the net, but despite these results, the goalies almost always dive right or left. Why? Because not to act is to appear helpless, as if don’t...
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The Battle To Save America’s Brains

Three months ago a reader wrote: "Timothy, I look forward to your writings everyday. You are definitely doing your part in the BATTLE TO SAVE AMERICA'S BRAINS!" I responded by saying I liked the phrase and might borrow it. But I've never found the...
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