That growth should translate into significant earnings opportunity for Medicaid insurers in 2015. Analysts estimate that earnings per share at Anthem will climb 6.3% in 2015 from 2014, in part because of Medicaid, but analysts expect even greater bottom-line upside for the private Medicaid insurers. They're looking for 19.6% EPS growth for Centene, 106% EPS growth for Molina Healthcare, and 38.7% EPS upside at Health Net. If enrollment comes in as expected and these companies deliver on those lofty targets, then Medicaid may make health insurers top stocks in 2015.
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