US healthcare stocks battered by politics

US healthcare stocks battered by politics
Democratic presidential candidate, US Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) participates in a FOX News Town Hall in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Photo: AFP

Investors came to a realization this week that political insiders have been quietly acknowledging for some time now. Not only might self-proclaimed democratic socialist Bernie Sanders win the 2020 Democratic primary, but he could also become the next US president.

Healthcare stocks plummeted this week amid coverage of a town hall event hosted by Fox News, during which Sanders’ shocked many observers by the degree to which he connected with the audience. Fox News caters to a conservative audience and the event was held in a city, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, which Donald…

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