The 2,700-page Affordable Care Act — President Obama’s signature domestic policy initiative — was intended to provide health insurance to more than 48 million currently uninsured Americans. When the so-called “individual mandate” takes effect in January, virtually all Americans will be required by law to purchase health insurance. Getting into the right health sector investments now can prep investors for profits in 2014.
With open enrollment in state health insurance exchanges set to kick off on Oct. 1, it’s a good time to revisit the brave new healthcare world — and break down four different ways investors can play the opportunity.
Here are four healthcare sector investments to check out now: a mutual fund, an exchange-traded fund, a real estate investment trust and an individual stock focused on a high-growth healthcare niche.