A Buoyant Market

If you overlaid Tuesday's stock-market action upon the most recent deficit talks in Washington, you would get some pretty radical conclusions that all revolve around an imminent deal.

First, you would say Medicare will be left alone. That's because the easiest way to save on these costs is to negotiate at arms-length with the drug companies over pricing, and the strongest stocks in the healthcare segment are the big pharmaceutical players -- in addition to Gilead (GILD) and Celgene (CELG), which do have big government pay exposure. Those big pharma players had been stalling out of late, perhaps over fears of a tougher Medicare posture....668 more words left in this article. To read them, just click below and try Real Money FREE for 14 days.

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