20 Mar WHAT ARE THE TOP THREE CONCERNS AND THE DOWNSIDES OF THIS DEAL?
Our top three greatest concerns are just one: the unsustainability of providing healthcare in an environment where the costs of care continue to rise (prices of drugs, medical supplies, wages and benefits, etc.), but payors and the government are unwilling to share their portion of the responsibility and instead continually asking health systems to do more with less. While the environment is not going to change, our potential transaction with HCA Healthcare will change our ability to manage in that environment. Mission Health will be far better positioned to withstand these external factors as part of HCA Healthcare than on our own.