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Report: For-Profit Hospitals Hurt by Cost-Cutting Rules

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by Les Masterson

After reviewing the finances of Community Health Systems, HCA Healthcare, LifePoint Health, Tenet Healthcare and Universal Health Services, Fitch Ratings said federal and state government policy decisions — which are often politicized — create an unpredictable environment. Federal and government regulations and political decisions are the biggest risks to the industry’s operating profile, with 30%-40% of hospital revenues coming from Medicare and Medicaid, according to the report.

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