5 Health-Care Reform Winners

More patients mean more profits. We found companies that will benefit from higher spending on medical care.

Editor's note: This story has been updated since the passage of health reform legislation.

When it comes to investing, the phrase “health-care reform winners” might sound like an oxymoron. The prospect of greater government involvement has weighed heavily on health stocks ever since health care emerged as a hot issue during the presidential primaries two years ago.

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Elizabeth Leary
Contributing Editor, Kiplinger's Personal Finance
Elizabeth Leary (née Ody) first joined Kiplinger in 2006 as a reporter, and has held various positions on staff and as a contributor in the years since. Her writing has also appeared in Barron's, BloombergBusinessweek, The Washington Post and other outlets.