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What’s Next For Healthcare & How Can Investors Position Themselves?

A. Lawrence

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The idea of the program “Medicare for all” started in 2016 when Bernie Sanders introduced it during the election campaign. Sanders is going for president once again, and people are going to hear about this program a lot sooner.

Medicare For All

The concept is to bring all people under one coverage and provide medical facilities for free. Or, rather, no out of pocket expenses. No separate plans for old people or private insurances will be essential if “Medicare for all” gets implemented. It sounds great to some extent but is it a better option?

Many older people receive lower prices on healthcare expenses based on the fact that they have no source of income. They’ve also likely paid into a Medicare system for years in order to qualify in their older age. But let’s assume if this plan proposed by Sanders gets implemented. Reports show that funds could be gone within 7 years from the time of starting the program. The real issue comes in to play with how this could continue to be funded.

In countries like Canada, citizens pay enormous amounts of taxes to get things like healthcare “for free”. By many accounts, free isn’t really “free” and many people still face deteriorating healthcare conditions. For example, approximately 15% of Canadians aged 12 and older don’t have a primary care physician. Nearly two-thirds (59%) of seniors are unable to get a same-or next-day appointment. On top of this, almost 7 in 10 Canadians avoid seeing a doctor when they are sick.

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Governments and payors are facing increasing costs that are simply unsustainable. As some, like Sanders in the US, want to push for Free Healthcare For All, their neighbors to the North are flagging warning signs from a system that is broken.

A shortage of primary care doctors and nurses leads to clinician burnout. This is especially true for patients in remote and rural communities.

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Even worse, newly licensed doctors are avoiding primary care. This increases the pressure on an already stressed system.

‘Free Market’ Measures Have Investors Paying Close Attention

Companies in the healthcare sector are making key investments in telemedicine and machine learning. They’re doing so in order to take the quality of care to the next stage & capitalize on an opportunity. Take companies like Premier Health Group Inc. (OTC: PHGRF) / (CSE: PHGI) for instance. Premier has strategically positioned itself to take full advantage of business opportunities in the global health care industry.

The company has nearly 3,000,000 (three million) patients, an ecosystem of 290 clinics, and 4,600 licensed practitioners. Premier Health Group (OTC: PHGRF) / (CSE: PHGI) connects human skill-based expertise with proprietary Artificial Intelligence. The company is positioning to be a leading force in this rapidly expanding digital health industry, right now.

For those looking at this company early on, timing could be important to consider. Just as Premier Health Group Inc. (OTC: PHGRF) / (CSE: PHGI) did with its Cloud Practice acquisition, it has continued to execute on with other irons in the fire. Premier isn’t just focusing on cloud-based tech but also on brick and mortar. Earlier in 2019, the company entered into an agreement to acquire 2 operating pharmacies. These pharmacies were doing about $6 million in revenue and were cash flow positive. Keep in mind that those looking at Premier Health Group are seeing it at a time of several huge milestones.

What Has The Industry Shown Already?

Of course, this is a new target industry and some investors may be new to the topic. But what the past has yielded for early investors has shown potential for real growth.

Take a look at a company called Teladoc Health Inc. (TDOC). This is a company which currently services over 130 countries around the world. It reported Q4 and full-year 2018 results [1] that showed revenue increased by nearly 80% for the year! While this is impressive on its own, you may want to take a look at another important figure. Total telemedicine visits grew by 80%.

The company made headlines after inking a deal with CVS Health. Teladoc will be providing virtual healthcare offerings for patients with minor illnesses from their mobile device. While this is great news for Teladoc, this could be even greater news for Premier Health and here’s why:

Companies at the forefront of the healthcare industry revolution are working to develop more innovative care offerings. This is to both lower costs and increase access to care. Artificial intelligence, big data analytics, and telemedicine are helping to lead the way.

It’s not hard to believe that two of the best performing sectors in the market have been technology and healthcare. Premier Health Group Inc. (OTC: PHGRF) (CSE: PHGI) provides exposure to both of these sectors.

Click Here For More Information On The Growing Market For Telemedicine & A Full Report On Premier Health Group.

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[1]Teladoc Financial Results https://www.fiercehealthcare.com/tech/teladoc-reports-significant-gains-revenue-virtual-visits-2018

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Stock Price Newsletter – September 20, 2019

Joe Samuel

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Microsoft (MSFT) Stock Price Jumps On Increased Dividend and Buyback Announcement

On Wednesday Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT) shares gained 1% in extended trading after the company announced that it was raising its quarterly dividend by $0.05. But there’s more to this story than meets the eye.

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Microsoft (MSFT) Stock Price Jumps On Increased Dividend and Buyback Announcement

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On Wednesday Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT) shares gained 1% in extended trading after the company announced that it was raising its quarterly dividend by $0.05.

Share Repurchase Program

The company has also authorized a $40 billion stock buyback. Under the leadership of CEO Satya Nadella, the company has been buying back its shares. In the fiscal year ended June 30, Microsoft bought back it’s a stock worth around $19.54 billion. The year before stock buybacks were around $10.72 billion. In the last five years under the tenure of Nadella, the company has seen it’s stock almost quadruple and exceed a trillion-dollar market cap.

The company has aggressively been repurchasing its stock and at the current rate, they are likely to use all the $40 billion in the latest repurchase program within two years. The new share repurchase program does not have an expiration period but the company could choose to terminate it any time.

Growing Dividends

The company is increasing its dividends by 5 cents barely a year after increased them. The board of directors approved a $0.51 quarterly dividend which reflects an 11% increase over the quarter before. This translates to $2.04 annually. Microsoft has been paying dividends to stockholders since 2003 and it has been pumping up its quarterly dividend each year.

Microsoft has indicated that it will pay shareholders of record on November 21 a dividend of $0.51 on December 12. The 11% increase is an improvement from last year’s dividend increase of 9.5%. The increase is slightly more than the company’s average dividend growth percentage of around 10.4%.

The share repurchase program and dividend increase are a no brainer for Microsoft. In 2019 the company brought around $38.3 billion in free cash flow of which $13.8 billion was given to shareholders in the form of dividends. The company returned around $33 billion to shareholders this is inclusive of the cash spent on stock repurchases.

Considering how trivial the company’s dividends are relative to its free cash flow, it appears like Microsoft will keep increasing its dividends each year.

A Clear Focus On Groundbreaking Technology

Global spending on security solutions is projected to reach $7.4 billion in 2019 and increase to over $11.3 billion by 2025 with a CAGR of 8.2%.  The urban Security explosives and Weapons Detection market is slated to grow to nearly $7.5 billion by 2025 and is forecast to see consistent growth for the next several years [2].

What does this mean? Well, for investors it could signal big opportunities but with so many large companies targeting surveillance systems and weapon detection devices as a “go-to,” is there anything that could truly disrupt this market?

In short, yes

Liberty Defense (SCAN.V) (LDDFF) Is Positioning To Change The Face Of Threat Detection For Good

The truth of the matter is that mass shootings now happen more than once a day in the US and as we’ve come to find, there’s no real way to stop these attacks after an attacker enters a space. This is where the real opportunity is: stopping an attack before someone even enters a vulnerable space.

Liberty Defense (TSX: SCAN.V) (OTC: LDDFF) plans to do that using HEXWAVE, a next-generation high-tech security scanning system that will use advanced, low-power radar, 3D-imaging, and Artificial Intelligence (AI) to screen people at public gatherings such as sports games, unobtrusively.

Liberty Defense (SCAN.V) (LDDFF) Is Positioning To Change The Face Of Threat Detection For Good

The truth of the matter is that mass shootings now happen more than once a day in the US and as we’ve come to find, there’s no real way to stop these attacks after an attacker enters a space. This is where the real opportunity is: stopping an attack before someone even enters a vulnerable space.

Liberty Defense (TSX: SCAN.V) (OTC: LDDFF) plans to do that using HEXWAVE, a next-generation high-tech security scanning system that will use advanced, low-power radar, 3D-imaging, and Artificial Intelligence (AI) to screen people at public gatherings such as sports games, unobtrusively.

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The advanced attack prevention system can detect if someone is armed before they enter a building using radar energy and Artificial Intelligence (AI) to detect weapons and explosives in real-time. You may be thinking that the processes and screening technology that you see in airports can achieve the same thing in our communities.  

Urban Threat Detection

But we’re talking about urban detection; where high people traffic flow and attempts to provide airport-like screening processes can be extremely disruptive to business activity because of security entry delays. 

As important to providing a higher rate of threat screening is that there also needs to be a way to detect other potential mass attack weapons including explosives, pyrotechnics and other non-metallic threats.

Utilizing a new disruptive technology under an exclusive global license from MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), Liberty Defense (TSX: SCAN.V) (OTC: LDDFF) is developing HEXWAVE.

Liberty Defense WSJ

The advanced attack prevention system can detect if someone is armed before they enter a building using radar energy and Artificial Intelligence (AI) to detect weapons and explosives in real-time. You may be thinking that the processes and screening technology that you see in airports can achieve the same thing in our communities.  But we’re talking about urban detection; where high people traffic flow and attempts to provide airport-like screening processes can be extremely disruptive to business activity because of security entry delays. 

As important to providing a higher rate of threat screening is that there also needs to be a way to detect other potential mass attack weapons including explosives, pyrotechnics and other non-metallic threats.

Utilizing a new disruptive technology under an exclusive global license from MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), Liberty Defense (TSX: SCAN.V) (OTC: LDDFF) is developing HEXWAVE.

Click Here To Learn More About Liberty Defense and its HEXWAVE

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Disclaimer: Pursuant to an agreement between MIDAM VENTURES, LLC and Liberty Defense Holdings Inc. Midam was hired for a period from 06/1/2019 – 9/30/2019 to publicly disseminate information about Liberty Defense Holdings Inc. including on the Website and other media including Facebook and Twitter. We were paid $250,000 (CASH) for & were paid “0” shares of restricted common shares. We may buy or sell additional shares of Liberty Defense Holdings Inc. in the open market at any time, including before, during or after the Website and Information, provide public dissemination of favorable Information. For previous compensation see our FULL DISCLAIMER HERE

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Stock Price Newsletter – September 19, 2019

Joe Samuel

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Acadia (ACAD) Stock Price is up 60% This Month; Bullish Signal For Biotechs?

ACADIA Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: ACAD) had been one of the better-known strugglers in the industry. That was reflected in the stock price as well. But recent developments have breathed new life in the stock, which could be an indicator for the biotech industry at large.

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