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The Obama Trade: Healthcare

Monday, 15 Jun 2009 | 6:12 PM ET

Doctors and the rest of America listened intently as President Obama spoke about healthcare at the annual meeting at the American Medical Association on Monday.

And the president stunned the crowd when he said, "If we do not fix our healthcare system, America may go the way of GM; paying more, getting less, and going broke," he said.

Obama wants the U.S. Congress to send him a sweeping overhaul of the $2.5 trillion U.S. healthcare system by October and provide coverage for the tens of millions of Americans who are currently uninsured.

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If Obama gets what he wants, HMOs may find themselves competing with a vast public insurance system – on the order of Medicare.

As healthcare lands squarely in Washington’s sights, how should you play the sector?

I don’t think you can, counsels Joe Terranova. There’s just too much uncertainty.

I’d keep an eye on Teva which specializes in generics, adds Pete Najarian.

Or look at GSK, adds Tim Seymour. They’re inking a deal with India.


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Trader disclosure: On June 15th, 2009, the following stocks and commodities mentioned or intended to be mentioned on CNBC’s Fast Money were owned by the Fast Money traders; Adami Owns (AGU), (C), (GS), (INTC), (BTU), (MSFT), (NUE); Seymour Owns (AA), (BAC), (BX), (EEM), (FXI), (TTM); Seymour's Firm Owns (NOK); Seymour's Firm Owns (TKC); Najarian Owns (BX) Call Spread; Najarian Owns (FCX) Calls & Put Spread; Najarian Owns (GE) Calls; Najarian Owns (INTC) Call Spread; Najarian Owns (MOS) Put Spread; Najarian Owns (PALM) Calls; Najarian Owns (WNR); Najarian Owns (S) Calls; Terranova Owns (TER), (SDS), (ABT); Terranova Owns (RIMM) & Short (RIMM) Calls; Terranova Is Short (RIG); Terranova Owns (BRCM) & Short (BRCM) Calls; Terranova Owns (MS) & Short (MS) Calls; Terranova Is Short (FCX); Terranova Owns (GENZ) & Short (GENZ) Calls; Terranova Owns (HES) & Short (HES) Calls; Terranova Is Short (XOM) Call Spread; Terranova Owns (DIS) Call Spread; Terranova Owns (X) & Short (X) Calls; Terranova Owns (JPM) & Short (JPM) Calls; Terranova Owns (BTU) & Short (BTU) Calls; Terranova Is Short August Gold Futures; Terranova Owns (POT) & Short (POT) Calls; Terranova Is Short Septmeber Oil Futures; Terranova Owns December Oil Futures; Terranova Owns August Nat Gas Futures; Terranova Owns (IBM) & Short (IBM) Calls; Terranova Is Short (OIH) & (OIH) Calls

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