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Hospital stocks fall on Romney debate performance
Yahoo! News

Shares of U.S. hospital operators fell after Republican nominee Mitt Romney’s strong showing in Wednesday’s U.S. presidential debate raised doubts about the future of President Obama’s healthcare reform. Hospital operators Tenet Healthcare Corp, HCA Holdings Inc, Healthsouth Corp and HCP Inc were all down between 1 percent and 3 percent Thursday on the New York Stock Exchange. The Affordable Care Act or Obamacare, as it is popularly known, has set forth a mandate that will force millions of Americans to buy health insurance by 2014.