'What you’re going to see is the launch of more health insurance exchanges'

Change Healthcare President Doug Ghertner weighs in on Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act court ruling
Jun 28, 2012 2:21 PM

CEO of predictive software start-up set to benefit from health reform ruling

'This means our work is necessary'
Jun 28, 2012 11:20 AM

Decision Day: Pols react

Several of state's elected officials pledge to repeal reform act
Jun 28, 2012 10:54 AM

Decision Day: Upheld!

Perspectives from Nashville and beyond on the Supreme Court’s landmark health reform opinion
Jun 28, 2012 9:55 AM

An instant jolt for hospital stocks

The Supreme Court's decision to uphold the individual mandate in the 2010 Affordable Care Act had — as expected — an immediate impact on the shares of Middle Tennessee's hospital operators. Within minutes of the announcement, HCA Holdings, Community Health Systems and LifePoint Hospitals were up 7 percent or more. Only Vanguard Health is lagging.

Other representative local health care names such as Brookdale, Healthways and AmSurg are flat to down.

Jun 28, 2012 9:26 AM

Decision Day: A Primer

Previewing the Supreme Court's opinion on the Affordable Care Act
Jun 28, 2012 6:55 AM

Hedge fund manager betting reform is good for hospitals

Larry Robbins, who runs hedge fund firm Glenview Capital, on Wednesday told attendees of a New York conference that he's betting hospitals stocks will get a big lift from health care reform — even if the Supreme Court overturns some of its elements. Glenview manages about $7 billion, but Robbins' pep talk didn't lift local hospital stocks Wednesday.

May 17, 2012 7:08 AM

Preventive care

Even with reform undecided, compliance is becoming big business
May 2, 2012 7:15 AM
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Cost containment is central theme for some health care companies

Diatherix CEO Dennis Grimaud says economics play key role in patient care
Apr 29, 2012 9:51 PM

Health reform hearings driving up hospital chains' credit-default swaps

Investors appear to be getting nervous about the prospects for national health care reform, in full, surviving the U.S. Supreme Court challenge. Even before yesterday's questions that led many observers to say the nation's top judges appear to be leaning toward scrapping the insurance mandate, the price of credit-default swaps on the debt of hospital chains HCA, CHS and others had been rising, write Heather Perlberg and Sridhar Natarajan at Bloomberg.

Swaps on HCA, the biggest issuer in the index, have jumped 45 basis points this month to 501 basis points, according to CMA, which is owned by CME Group Inc. and compiles prices quoted by dealers in the privately negotiated market. The contracts climbed to within 30 basis points of the Markit CDX North America High Yield Index on March 26, the narrowest gap since Oct. 4.

Mar 28, 2012 2:00 PM