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While some people are frustrated about the long wait times for doctors appointments, some believe doctors are doing their jobs.
American spends more on health care than any other country. Do you know where it goes?
Over the last 20 years, Americans have witnessed unprecedented advances in care of hospitalized patients. Improved diagnostic procedures, quantum leaps in medical technology, enhanced treatments and a public now familiar with the concept of preventative medical care all mean that healthcare – especially in the hospital – has changed to meet the health care needs of today’s patients.
With stocks shrugging off the wall of worry in the first quarter, the second quarter could prove to be a less rewarding time for those long equity markets as central banks begin to tighten policy via rate hikes or withdrawing extraordinary measures.
The "Mad Money" host shares a few interesting spec plays in the health care space.