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August 23, 2011 08:49 ET

Research on Health Management Associates Inc. and HCA Holdings Inc. - Several Factors Affecting Hospitals Stocks

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA--(Marketwire - Aug 23, 2011) - offers investors comprehensive research on the Hospitals industry and has completed analytical research on Health Management Associates Inc. (NYSE: HMA) and HCA Holdings Inc. (NYSE: HCA). Register with us today at to have free access to these researches.

The Healthcare Facilities sector in general has seen a sharp decline over the last month, and many companies in the sector have seen double digit drops in their stock values. There seem to be several reasons for this poor performance. 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 Health Management Associates Inc. and HCA Holdings Inc.; investors and shareholders of these companies can simply register for a complimentary membership at

First, the U.S. economy is not improving as quickly as most have hoped, and more quality jobs are sorely needed. Many hospitals have reported that while patients are continuing to come in for physician visits, they are putting off major complex surgeries as many of them have lost both their jobs and their health insurance. Visit to see how companies in this industry have grown over the past years and how they are expected to perform in the future.

Companies in the Hospitals Sector such as Health Management Associates Inc. and HCA Holdings Inc. have both seen problems with patients shunning expensive inpatient care which brings down revenue for hospitals. Some analysts see this problem as a trend that may continue until the job market recovers. Investors can register for free to access the research reports on Health Management Associates Inc. and HCA Holdings Inc. at or

The recent deal to raise the debt ceiling has also worried investors and senior citizens alike. A recent announcement showed over 11 percent in cuts to 2012 Medicare and Medicaid payments which mean less money for both seniors and hospitals. Also as part of the debt ceiling deal, news came that if a bipartisan Washington "super committee" could not agree on another $1.2 trillion in savings, deep cuts would automatically kick in for federal health care.

While these hardly seem like positive news items for the industry, some analysts believe that with such a large segment of the U.S. population ageing, the long-term outlook of many of these hospitals is still good.

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