23 Aug THE BILLION DOLLARS INTO A FOUNDATION IS THE ADMISSION TO THE GAME. HOW WILL HCA PLAY THE GAME? REGARDLESS, OF THEIR EFFICIENCIES AND LOWER COSTS IN SOME AREAS, (CERTAINLY NOT DRUG COSTS), HOW WILL THEY MAKE THEIR DOUBLE-DIGIT MARGINS? AN INCREASE IN CHARGES IS A VERY HIGH PROBABILITY, WHICH MEANS MAXIMIZING SHAREHOLDER WEALTH IN THE BACKS OF WNC CITIZENS…, ESPECIALLY THE STATE EMPLOYEE HEALTH PLAN (OUR TEACHERS) PLEASE COMMENT….
HCA is one of, if not the most, effective healthcare operator in America. Given their size differential and the scale of economies that come with their larger size, HCA can generate the returns needed to maintain and improve care significantly easier than we can because we don’t have their cost structure.