6. Innovation, technology and Medicare for all

Healthcare is a subject close to many people's hearts (pardon the pun) but it could also soon become the most prominent feature in a word cloud: the US election campaign starts in a few months and affordable healthcare is likely to be a key policy for all candidates.This week's podcast gives us an insight into the world of gene therapy, drugs and medical devices - and the US campaign trail...
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With an aging population, the holy grail for most governments around the world is provide more healthcare to more people, for less money. The marriage between technology and healthcare could be the answer. Here, James Douglas, co-manager of Polar Capital Healthcare Trust, gives us an insight into how President Trump –  or any other election candidate – could impact healthcare investments in the coming months and explains why his trust has a limited life of seven years.

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