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Democratic presidential debates slightly dampen insurer stocks
Modern Healthcare

Stock prices of major insurers dipped slightly after two nights of debates by the 20 Democratic presidential candidates where despite the buzz around Medicare for All the rhetoric about health insurance remained mostly benign.

UnitedHealth Group, which also just announced some leadership changes, saw a decline of about 2.4% Friday morning. Anthem was down nearly 2%. Humana fell by about 1%, and Centene, WellCare Health Plans, Molina Healthcare and Cigna saw small dips of less than 1%. The broader market and hospital stocks were trading slightly up on Friday.