Could the Obamacare Dream Turn Into a Nightmare for This Industry? By Keith Speights | More Articles | Save For Later July 20, 2013 | Comments (24)

If we were to draw two columns — one for winners from the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, or PPACA, and another for losers — the word “hospitals” would probably be listed near the top in the winner’s column. Large hospital chains Health Management Association (NYSE: HMA  ) and Tenet Healthcare (NYSE: THC  ) , have seen their stocks more than double over the past year, whileCommunity Health Systems (NYSE: CYH  ) is up around 75%.

Investors flocked to hospital stocks in anticipation of the full implementation of PPACA, commonly referred to as Obamacare. In the minds of many, Obamacare presented a dream come true for helping hospitals to flourish. But could that dream now be turning into a nightmare for the industry?  Click Here for the rest of the story….


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