SOURCE: StockCall


September 17, 2010 08:59 ET

Equity Research on Tenet Healthcare and Health Management Associates -- Hospitals Not in a Healthy State

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA--(Marketwire - September 17, 2010) - offers investors comprehensive research on the hospitals industry and has completed analytical research on Tenet Healthcare Corp. (NYSE: THC) and Health Management Associates Inc. (NYSE: HMA). Register with us today at to have free access to these researches.

The poor macroeconomic environment has taken its toll on the Hospital sector. High levels of unemployment have caused many potential patients to think twice about heading in to receive treatment. People are beginning to weigh the cost of time off work and out-of-pocket expenses more heavily. This has caused many to opt against treatment or choose lower cost treatments. Hospitals are not expected to see improvement in patient volume until the country's employment woes lessen. Register now at to have free access to our reports on the hospitals industry. is an online platform where investors doing their due-diligence on the hospitals industry can have easy and free access to our analyst research and opinions on Tenet Healthcare Corp. and Health Management Associates Inc.; investors and shareholders of these companies can simply register for a complimentary membership at

While the major healthcare overhaul had previously been expected to benefit the Hospital industry, it is possible that the opposite may be more factual. If out of pocket expenses are currently inhibiting patient volume, the rising costs expected to accompany universal healthcare could dampen the patient boom many hospitals like Tenet Healthcare Corp. and Health Management Associates Inc. had been anticipating. Hospitals could also be hurt by lower levels of governmental reimbursement. Tenet Healthcare Corp. and Health Management Associates Inc. research reports are accessible for free by registering today at or

Another major source of pressure within the sector is coming from Healthcare insurers. Insurers are currently using their clients to help leverage negotiations with the hospital industry to reduce their prices. The insurers hope to reduce their costs by restricting their client's choices to hospitals with better ratios of price to quality. Visit to see how companies in this industry have grown over the past years and how they are expected to perform in the future.

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