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This again? Supreme Court takes up Obamacare future

This again? Supreme Court takes up Obamacare future

By Lisa Schencker , Melanie Evans and Paul Demko  |  November 08, 2014

It's anyone's guess whether the U.S. Supreme Court will invalidate or uphold federal premium subsidies in 36 states when it hears King v. Burwell next year.

LifePoint results point to strong quarter for all for-profit hospitals

By Beth Kutscher  |  October 24, 2014

LifePoint Hospitals again raised its financial guidance for full-year 2014 after booking higher revenue in the third quarter. The Brentwood, Tenn.-based chain, however, saw a similarly large increase in expenses that led to lower net income for the period compared to the third quarter of 2013.

For-profit hospital chains benefit financially from ACA

By Beth Kutscher  |  October 09, 2014

Insurance expansion provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act are having a positive effect on for-profit hospital chains, Fitch Ratings said in a report Thursday. For-profit hospital chain payer mix has improved, bad debt has declined and operating margins are edging up, it...

LifePoint to enter Wisconsin with new joint venture

By Bob Herman  |  October 03, 2014

LifePoint Hospitals plans to create a joint venture with Watertown (Wis.) Regional Medical Center, marking the investor-owned company's first hospital partnership in Wisconsin.

HCA to close Florida hospital as inpatient volumes dwindle

HCA to close Florida hospital as inpatient volumes dwindle

By Bob Herman  |  September 24, 2014

For-profit hospital giant HCA said Tuesday it will close one of its hospitals in Florida because of excess inpatient capacity in the region—a sign that healthcare reform continues to push patient volumes away from inpatient hospital settings and toward lower-cost outpatient facilities.

Ochsner to buy hospital from LifePoint, end inpatient services

By Bob Herman  |  September 10, 2014

New Orleans-based Ochsner Health System has agreed to acquire River Parishes Hospital from for-profit hospital company LifePoint Hospitals. Ochsner will operate the 106-bed hospital as an outpatient facility.

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