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Will Visium's vision pay off?

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Founder Jacob Gottlieb expects Barack Obama's healthcare initiatives to provide plenty of profits for savvy investors like himself.

Founder Jacob Gottlieb expects Barack Obama's healthcare initiatives to provide plenty of profits for savvy investors like himself

By Irwin Speizer

When Barack Obama talks healthcare reform, Jacob Gottlieb listens. Intently. Gottlieb manages Visium Asset Management, a healthcare sector equity hedge fund firm, and he can hear the ka-ching of cash dropping into his coffers as Washington tries to extend health coverage to as many as 50 million additional Americans.

Obama's aim of expanding coverage while simultaneously reining in healthcare price increases could create winners and losers among providers of everything