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Investors appear to be shrugging off a second New York Times story published today on HCA (HCA...

Investors appear to be shrugging off a second New York Times story published today on HCA (HCA +0.8%). The article centers around HCA's aggressive billing for services and emergency room management practices, which, due to pressure to focus on profits, have at times caused conflict with its doctors and nurses. The model has been hugely profitable for its three private equity partners - who've more than tripled their initial investment since 2006 when they invested $33B into the troubled company - and created a frenzy among other private equity firms buying up similar firms attempting to cash in on the new model.
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