The uncertainty surrounding the fate of the health law has triggered a guessing game by some investors.
The Wall Street Journal: Health Ruling Drives Options Game
A Supreme Court ruling Thursday on the president's health-care plan has the potential to spur big moves for insurers' stocks. But with considerable uncertainty surrounding a verdict, some investors brave enough to trade have sought cheaper, safer ways to play the outcome. Wall Street's consensus view, according to analysts and investors, is that the Supreme Court will throw out the individual mandate, which requires citizens to buy health insurance, and toss some other provisions that might increase expenses (Scaggs, 6/26).
USA Today: Supreme Court Health Care Ruling Watched By Investors
Investors are almost as interested in what the Supreme Court does with health care reform Thursday as patients and doctors (Krantz, 6/26).
Politico: Supreme Court Health Care Ruling: For Health Industry, 'Every Man For Himself'
Cable TV hosts are talking nonstop about the Supreme Court's decision on President Barack Obama's health care law. Politicians are waiting anxiously for it. And the health industry is plotting to win the aftermath. In corporate suites, K Street conference rooms, and Wall Street investment shops, industry players haven't all been content to wait and see what the court does (Allen and Haberkorn, 6/26).