(Health care winners story updated with HMS Holdings, closing prices and trading)NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Hospital stocks were among the biggest gainers in 2009 as health reform came into focus. On Monday morning -- with that more than year-long focus finding the light of legislative day, hospital stocks were again popping. How much is there really to pop, though, in stocks already trading near 52-week highs as a result of the 2009 run-up?
Health Reform Winners: Hospitals, Medicaid
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