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CHS moves ahead on Michigan deal without Cleveland Clinic

By Beth Kutscher  |  January 23, 2015

Community Health Systems is moving forward on a deal to add its first hospital in Michigan. Community said Friday it had signed a definitive agreement to buy 208-bed Metro Health near Grand Rapids. But the deal doesn't include the Cleveland Clinic.

Wall Street still loves investor-owned hospitals

Wall Street still loves investor-owned hospitals

By Beth Kutscher  |  January 21, 2015

Wall Street analysts are once again betting on the publicly traded hospital sector—which means the buoyant run that the chains have had in the stock market could well continue this year.

Obamacare legal challenge downplayed by business leaders

Obamacare legal challenge downplayed by business leaders

By Bob Herman  |  January 17, 2015

The nation's largest healthcare organizations predicted a profitable 2015 at the annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference in San Francisco. They forecast that the biggest cloud on the horizon—the pending U.S. Supreme Court case challenging the Obamacare premium subsidies—would pass...

Tennessee hospitals' funding of Medicaid expansion is about survival

Tennessee hospitals' funding of Medicaid expansion is about survival

By Virgil Dickson  |  December 20, 2014

Tennessee hospitals' decision to help fund Medicaid expansion under Republican Gov. Bill Haslam's new waiver proposal was driven by hospitals' financial survival as well as their desire to extend coverage to 200,000 low-income Tennesseans, hospital leaders there say.

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.

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...

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