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Health Care on the Defensive

Our take on how health-care reform will affect one of our favorite sector ETFs.

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One of our favorite sector funds is  iShares S&P Global Healthcare (IXJ). This exchange-traded fund offers investors exposure to a portfolio of some of the finest health-care companies in the world. As of late, the health-care sector has come under fire from the Obama administration and health-care reform is clearly in President Obama's sights. But not all aspects of the health-care sector will be under the same pressure should reform take place. Below is our take on how reform would impact the various underlying holdings that make up IXJ.

The Underlying Holdings
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John Gabriel does not own shares in any of the securities mentioned above. Find out about Morningstar’s editorial policies.