UnitedHealth's stock is up 38 percent this year, pretty good given 2016 has been the worst year for U.S. health care shares since the Great Recession. (Photo: iStock)

In the worst year for U.S. health-care shares since the Great Recession, one stock stood out: UnitedHealth Group Inc.

For the U.S.’s biggest health insurer, just about everything is looking up, even as Obamacare is headed down. The stock is up 38 percent this year, neck and neck with Caterpillar Inc. for the top spot on the Dow Jones Industrial Average.

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