This is a long term buy for me. I'm looking 5 yrs down the road with this one and buying on dips like today. Compare MDF with the big insurers and I think you'll like the potential in this company. GLTA
Iagree with your sentiment..I've been in this stock for while..and just doubled my holdings..I might take short term hits but long term I think they have the right model of combining coverage with actual care so they can control expenses across the healthcare chain for their customers... 2 other points IF the affordable care act stands i think MDF could be an even bigger winner with their focus on proving integrated primary care to medicaire patients...
PS:I also bought a decent number of shares in WLP. If you read what the board and management are saying they seem to be heading down a similar path of integrating insurance and care...Other Big managed care companies are doing the same..I think MDF will be in play in the near future for one of the large insurers (HUM seems like the natural fit...)
Affordable care act will stand, in one form or another(depending on who's prez). Hospitals will now be paid for 100% of all admitted patients instead of 70 - 80% and the insurance companies will be reimbursed( with tax money ) for for covering the 20-30% who won't pay ins premiums. Win - win for the two entities. I believe MDF will be in the fourties in five years, if they're not bought first.