Ashleigh Rogers
Long/short equity, growth at reasonable price, value, banks

Slow Economy, Obamacare Changes, And Potential Medicare Rate Cuts Are Influencing LifePoint Hospitals

Hospitals in the US generally operate pretty efficiently. There is some variation, but mainly the determinants of a hospital's profitability depend on two factors - their ability to take in patients (dictated by population growth in their area, the state of the local economy, etc), and how much they get paid for treating those patients by insurance companies and the US government. As an acute ca...

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