Hospital Corporation of America and the Age of Affordable Healthcare

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Hospital Corporation of America and the Age of Affordable Healthcare The Affordable Healthcare Act has led to many more Americans having access to insurance and healthcare options. It has assisted with the high cost of healthcare by simply putting a cap on out of pocket expenses. It has allowed those small businesses to implement healthcare insurance for their employees and offers incentives through tax credit. Many hospitals are seeing growth from this legislation being passed. Hospital Corporation of America (HCA) is a system of hospitals based in Nashville, Tennessee. They have hospitals spread throughout the nation. They are seeing profits and room for growth because of the Affordable Healthcare Act. According to Stynes (2014) HCA reported a profit of $518 million with last year’s profits only reaching $365 million. They are seeing more insured younger Americans due to this act. This is not just causing profits to rise but it’s also causing a need for HCA to grow and reach this market. Since it’s a younger market they are mostly focused on acute care because this generation isn’t seeking long term care. In the past this group may not have gone to the doctor as often for preventative care, because lack of insurance and high out of pocket expenses. HCA’s employment handbook states their mission and values, “Above all else, we are committed to the care and improvement of human life. In recognition of this commitment, we will strive to deliver high quality, cost effective healthcare in the communities we serve.” The mission of HCA builds on their values that they have set: * We recognize and affirm the unique and intrinsic worth of each individual. * We treat all those we serve with compassion and kindness. * We act with absolute honesty, integrity, and fairness in the way we conduct our business and the way we live our lives. * We trust our…...

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