Stop Arguing About Obamacare -- Profit From It Instead

By Investopedia. May 7th 2016

The fearmongers are having a field day with the notion of the Affordable Care Act (also known as Obamacare) being implemented.

These fears have become so strong that Obamacare's opponents have effectively shut down the U.S. government since the majority of the law took effect Oct. 1.

The purpose of this article isn't to argue for or against Obamacare. It isn't perfect, and it will likely undergo a difficult evolution before being fully implemented. However, in contrast to the political posturing going on in Washington, a group of investors have been booking substantial profits over the past year due to the implementation of the new law.

While some of these profitable avenues are obvious, others remain under the radar of all but the most sophisticated investors.

Obvious names such as hospital operators like Community Health Systems (NYSE: CYH) and HCA Holdings (NYSE: HCA) have seen their shares advance by nearly 50% over the past 52 weeks. In addition, theHealth Care Sector Select SPDR (NYSE: XLV) exchange-traded fund (ETF) is nearly 30% higher during the past 10 months.

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