Scott Brown's election to the U.S. Senate has had major consequences for healthcare reform, but it also caused another small healthcare ripple.
Stephen Pagliuca, a managing director of Bain Capital, quit the board of HCA last September to run in the special election to fill the Senate vacancy caused by the death of Edward Kennedy.
Despite his personal wealth and the local renown of being co-owner of the Boston Celtics, Pagliuca finished fourth in the Democratic primary in December. On Feb. 10, HCA said in a securities filing, Pagliuca rejoined the board. Outliers imagines that the Democrats wish it had been that easy to replace Kennedy with one of their own.