With the health care industry in all sorts of turmoil, we might well ask why any sane investor would buy in. After all, it’s filled with legislative uncertainties, regulatory and litigation certainties, not to mention technological change and more.
Yet, investors looking for capital appreciation should give some attention to Aetna Inc. (AET), the long-lived health insurance company. It has delivered strong, consistent earnings in the past and appears capable of continuing along that path for at the least the next few years. It carries with it a storied history and enough mass to survive in a turbulent environment. Continue Reading »