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Reform brightens for-profit outlook; chains see share prices surge
Modern Healthcare

Despite worries about a storm of reimbursement cuts expected to rain on all sectors of the healthcare industry, shares of for-profit hospital operators remained buoyant in the early weeks of 2013. The acute-care chains continued what was already a strong run last year as investors calculated that the benefit of having more insured patients would ultimately outweigh any payment squeeze.